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South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent galleries including the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery, Pacific Cultures Gallery, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"giant squid"
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"stuffed animals"
in 45 reviews
"aboriginal culture"
in 62 reviews
"egyptian room"
in 24 reviews
"pacific islands"
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"aboriginal section"
in 16 reviews
"indigenous peoples"
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"free entry"
in 53 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 19 reviews
"few hours"
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"rainy day"
in 23 reviews
"all ages"
in 38 reviews
"gift shop"
in 27 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 11 reviews
"great for kids"
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"interesting things"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is great, coming from Melbourne, its great to see a free museum! We really enjoyed an hour or so exploring.

Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aboriginal exhibition over two floors was amazing. I learnt so much and hadn’t appreciated the complexity of the groups and the area they covered. The exhibition shows how aboriginal life was carried out in making things, finding food, tools and medicine. There is also...More

Thank edwmagee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in here while we were exploring Adeliade on foot and were pleasantly surpirsed with the variety of historical material in this museum. It is free entry (with a donation box at the entrance) and well worth a visit if interested...More

Thank BreeJade
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well set out display, recommend if you have a spare few hours to take a look! Plenty to see ranging from Aboriginal artifacts, fossils, ancient mummies, astronaut gear and so on!

Thank sijo2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like many have visited the odd museum or two. In some instances they can be boring, confusing and in some cases...expensive. Adelaide has a museum that is neither of that, the South Australian Museum is a surprise and worth a visit. What is one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took 3 younger children for the morning, (9, 5 and almost 2 year old). They all really enjoyed it (the almost 2 yr old loved seeing the animals, aboriginal areas, and discovery centre. There is something there for children of all ages. Staff were...More

Thank mum23all
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is some years since I visited the museum. Museums have many old exhibits, and one has an image of draped cobwebs! The old lion still wags his tail occasionally, but I am really impressed by today's visit. Many of the displays have been brought...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always interesting exhibitions in addition to the permanent ones. The cafe is an excellent place to eat lunch whether you are looking at the exhibits or not

Thank hfba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visitors from New Zealand and have been to your museum before. What a great exhibition of fossils. It was so interesting and great that we were allowed to touch some of the displays. We also re-visited the opalised fossils on the top floor...More

Thank Hawean
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was school holidays, so the museum was full of families and small children. Which is wonderful, but not donducive to a peaceful and thoughtful visit. I'd not visited the SA Museum for many years, so was fascinated by the quite old-school presentation of some...More

Thank Andrew R
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You might find street parking in the nearby side streets but in all honesty you're probably better off using public transport.
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