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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really love the relaxing atmosphere in this gallery & enjoy the beautiful art also. There's a confronting piece for animal-lovers involving horses in one of the spaces (excellent volunteers on the front desk can prepare you for this if you'd like to avoid it). Really...More

Thank HapsMapes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always send our visitors to this place, as it's a very good museum of Adelaide and wider Australian items. Thdy regularly do very good special exhibits too.

Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in SA all my life, I was quite embarrassed I had never been here. It was well worth the wait! My daughter has been here many times and it still delights her. Great exhibitions, beautiful building and attentive staff all ready and waiting...More

Thank Belle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, it's free entry! Thanks SA Government. Wow, beautiful building, exceptional staff, fantastic exhibits. A great family outing. We bought lunch as well and that was also a great meal. Although the ice coffees were a little weak, but overall a nice lunch.

Thank Matt_3691
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 2 & 1/2 hours here.There is plenty to see, very interesting. The exhibition while we were there was on Sir Douglas Mawson, the Antartic Explorer. I think the next one is a space exhibition. Lots of interesting permanant exhibits including minerals, which...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with 3 kids and had a great time. Interesting exhibits, including space, animals and the natural world. But the best were Mawson (who lived in SA) and the Aboriginal exhibits. Very interesting stuff and enough to keep the kids happy for a few hours....More

Thank Eatmyburger2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched “South Aussie with Cossi” and he said that the Museum was an awesome family day out for the kids. He said that it would take a few hours to do the walk thru and activities. It took us under an hour... not impressed.

Thank Clint-Cass H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is full of surprises, The Aboriginal and Torres Strait section is huge, love the Aboriginal guides who explain the history, background, stories. Amazing Fossil Gallery with opalised fossils, never seen anything like them anywhere in the world. Oh, and a good coffee shop...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adelaide is wonderful for the tourist in that all the major city attractions are side by side, on one main street. Excellent planning! I strolled through the museum, admiring the building and exhibits. It was a weekday so I had the place pretty much to...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the photo exhibition which was fantastic. Didn't really see much of the other part but from what we did see we will be going back as we were time limited.

Thank TravellingLittleBear
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