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South Australian Maritime Museum

126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Educational with fun for children

A visit here takes you back into times when Australia was reached by crossing the oceans and taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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I've been to a lot of Maritime Museums in the world and this one has to be one of the best. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Maritime Museum sits in South Australia's first heritage precinct. It presents exhibitions over three floors of an 1850s bond store, the South Neptune Lighthouse and the steam tug Yelta. The Museum is fresh and interactive and makes history relevant to a popular audience.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit here takes you back into times when Australia was reached by crossing the oceans and taking months in doing so. Visitors walk on the planks of a replica boat. There are photos and nautical exhibits, much of it interactive, Children learn while having...More

Thank Annasus2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of Maritime Museums in the world and this one has to be one of the best. It's well designed and very interactive. It has a wonderful section on shipwrecks and lots of information about maritime voyages etc. It's in a...More

Thank MonoFelizPanama
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The museum does a great job with what it does. This is a museum for those that have time to wonder slowly, read all thew information and immerse themselves in the history that exists here. For us I think we were just starting to tire...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

An all round good place to visit. Give yourself 1-2 hours: -Good local, national and regional history -Set in a historic suburb. Nearby their are many interesting buildings, street paintings and cultural icons -Friendly and helpful staff -Sea voyage to Australia and throughout the commonwealth...More

Thank S467FPalexanderc
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On our final leg of our SA visit spent the day in the Port Adelaide area visited the South Australia Maritime Museum. Excellent displays from local and Australian sailing history and with Port Adelaide's history it's right on the Ports door step.

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A very interesting museum, particularly if you have relatives who emigrated to Australia. Interesting exhibits and you can search the databases for passenger entries into the country. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. Doesn't take long to go round and is an easy walk from the railway station. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Sandyjo16
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here today and was very impressed with the museum. I only spent about an hour here, but you could easily spend half a day looking at all the displays. Well worth a look. Also, a good discount is offered (25%) if you visit one...More

Thank Silverfox L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Visited this museum, hugely interesting, brilliant displays and loads of information about the maritime early days and the settling of South Australia.

Thank glendac53
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great place to visit . the whole area has many well restored buildings and the Maritime Museum itself is great . A great insight into South Australian history up to about the 1960 's. For an extra dollar you can climb the lighthouse ....More

Thank Malcolm H
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