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Hahndorf Academy

68 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7250
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The Hahndorf Academy is a place where creativity, contemporary culture and heritage meet. Based in a charming 150-year-old building, the Academy incorporates art galleries, retail shop, museum and art classes. ART GALLERIES Contemporary art, dazzling and different, is found in galleries at the Hahndorf Academy. A wide variety of exhibitions are held throughout the year, showcasing both prestigious and upcoming artists with a focus on local talent. SHOP The Academy Shop has artwork and gifts for sale all made by South Australian artists and makers. Choose from paintings and prints, photographs and cards, glassworks and ceramics, books and toys, vases and sculptures, handcrafted woollens, linens and distinctive jewellery. MUSEUM The Hahndorf Academy museum preserves and cherishes artefacts and irreplaceable collections that reflect the culture and lifestyle since the early Prussian migrants and settlers in 1839. WORKSHOPS & ART CLASSES Unleash your creative talents at the Hahndorf Academy with art classes and workshops. Try your hand at jewellery making, painting, weaving, knitting and more. We even have a yoga class! EVENTS The Hahndorf Academy events include a Winter Lantern Festival, a Christmas Market, Artist Markets throughout the year and pop-up art classes.
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68 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
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+61 8 8388 7250
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great historical displays, photos and stories. Also information for visitors and a gallery. Helpful knowledgable staff/volunteers eager to answer questions

Thank Grace and Wayne M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The still life in the back rooms are just beautiful well worth the visit, plus some nice jewellery and other wares

Thank Paul h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hahndorf Academy is a true gem in Hahndorf for local South Australians, interstate guests and international tourists. If you want locally sourced arts and crafts of the highest standard and quality a visit is compulsory. If you are after beautifully curated exhibitions this is...More

Thank Kerry R
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HahndorfAcademy, Manager at Hahndorf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kerry, thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled that you keep coming back to us. It gives us so much joy support local artists and makers and our customers. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hahndorf academy had a fine collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art and some nice decorative items for sale. It’s housed within an old building that used to be a boarding school. All artwork was for sale.

Thank Jim4680
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HahndorfAcademy, Manager at Hahndorf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this informative review. We hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Lovely shop with beautiful crafts.Pottery, textiles, jewellery, cards and more. Also museum.Easy access.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This great little place fills in a lot of the questions we had about the settlement and it's early founders. Definitely worth spending half an hour here

Thank kezzaaustralia_12
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HahndorfAcademy, Manager at Hahndorf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you found your visit interesting. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a definite place to visit while in Hahndorf. The display's were amazing and the local art work outstanding. A real credit to the town to support local & International artists. Put the Academy on your list of places to visit.

Thank Sandra S
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HahndorfAcademy, Manager at Hahndorf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We love supporting the local community and local artists and change our exhibitions monthly. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were doing a walkthrough of Hahndorf, such a sweet German town that saved their pioneer look and shops. This is like the local museum. It is in the same building as the tourist information center and a wonderful gift shop that is nonprofit with...More

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

When in Hahndorf you must visit the Academy. Great museum with the early German history. Excellent galleries which change on a regular basis showcasing local artist. The shop has some fantastic gifts ranging in prices. So ladies while you are looking at the gifts, he...More

Thank dougandsue6
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My review is based on customer service after a visit. I went to Hahndorf Academy whilst staying with my son. I bought a pair or earrings as a gift which I could not find once I returned to the UK. I contacted Hahndorf Academy to...More

Thank elizabethlloyd1
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