You’ll discover something intriguing with every visit to the Hahndorf Academy.

Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, the Hahndorf Academy is a magical place where visual arts and heritage meet.

There is an ever changing panorama of contemporary visual art to discover in our Gallery, then step back and enjoy a change of pace with our special collection of Sir Hans Heysen’s whimsical drawings of village life from times gone by.

Starting out as a boarding school, and later a maternity hospital, if the walls of the 19th Century Heritage building could talk they would tell remarkable stories of history and courage and fear and excitement as early settlers created new lives for themselves. You can also absorb the local history in our German Migration Museum and be captivated by objects and stories relating to the lives of Hahndorf’s pioneering families.   

Before you leave take the time to discover the Academy Shop which showcases quality hand crafted products by local and regional artists and designers, and take home your very own piece of creative South Australia as a memento of your visit.