Welcome to Glen Davis

This website relates to the History of Glen Davis & the general history of the Oil Shale Processing Plant.

Information on Tours, Activities and nearby Accommodation, is also included.

Our Blog page, is available to add contributions with regard to any specific aspect of the Glen Davis Processing Plant, the buildings, engineering technical information & social history.

We look forward to Welcoming you to Glen Davis when you visit.



Historical Tours of Glen Davis Oil Shale Works:
We arrange guided tours every Saturday. Meet at the front gate of “The Poplars” Canobla Ave, Glen Davis..

Historic Tours: Guide is Alex Mateer, Contact no. 0263797380
Note: Summer – Dec 1 to March 30 tours will be from 5-7pm instead of 2pm.
Price: The tour costs $15 pp, ($8 for children under 12 yrs) (cash only- if you can bring the exact change that is always helpful!) and takes approx 2 hrs – its a walking tour, so dress for the weather, wear covered shoes, and bring some water.

In the summer – daylight savings times – Tours are from 5-7pm – sunset tour
The rest of the time (when the weather isn’t so hot) – Tours are from 2- 4pm
Sometimes private tours are available by arrangement, but they are more expensive.

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