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South Australian Museum

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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8207 7500
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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian...

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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Some excellent exhibits

So many displays over several floors. The opalised fossils and the Ediacra Biota are must-see exhibits in Adelaide.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

So many displays over several floors. The opalised fossils and the Ediacra Biota are must-see exhibits in Adelaide.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like most museums, the SA museum does what it promises. Shows you old stuff. There's some great exhibits including the giant squid, the rocks and gemstones and the aboriginal display. But nothing to "standoutish". All in all, for a free entry it's worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When i went there, i came face to face with some of the worlds most extinct species of stuffed animals. It is really something special to see so much history! Had a blast getting to experience what the world was like before my time :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is a great place for all to visit with things for all ages and the best thing is it is free entry :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum with some excellent displays suitable for the whole family. And Free! Bonus! Check out the Mammals display and head upstairs to see the polarised dinosaur fossils.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated very centrally and next to the Art Gallery of SA this museum has a wide range of exhibitions spanning anthropology, geology, ecology and more. The displays are well presented and the little discovery centre always has my 4yr old enthralled. We often head here when it is raining or too hot and always find more things to see. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Historical building, conversion is quite good. Went to the "curious beasts" show and the way the birds and animals were displayed were really weird and to be honest were not very kids friendly as little girls were frightened to cry. Overall the displays are bit old fashioned probably limited by space. A place for rainy days or days that are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Free museum great exhibits. Loved the Lions tail. Great selection of stuffed animals. Opalised dinosaur bones were my favorite and the great minerals collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the animals and videos. This is the place to study aborigines. Good shop. Do not miss the giant squid!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum with loads to see. Great cafe with good coffee, light lunches and really good muffins! Worth the visit if you like history. Great day out with kids and adults alike.

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