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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Well located, stimulating and fun

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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 3 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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 5 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought it an outstanding museum overall, especially the natural history component. We enjoyed the Aboriginal sections, but we thought there was an imbalance here. A little repetitive and nothing of recent Aboriginal history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We primarily went to the Museum with the aim of finding out more about the history of the Aboriginal people. These exhibits are set over several floors with a mix of artifacts, videos and interactive exhibits. We spent over two hours in this area alone and were impressed with what we saw. More time will be needed to see the... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing range squashed in here! A lot about aboriginals which was nice to see and surrounding cultures from other islands close to Australia.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry except for special exhibits. The museum is divided into several areas, aboriginals, endangered and extinct animals, etc. It is very comprehensive and a good educational trip for the kids. If you have time to spare, it is worth visiting. It will take approximately 2-3 hours to cover the museum excluding the special exhibits.

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McLaren Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well laid out exhibits with easy access and proactive displays. A lot to see in one sitting so we saw it over two days. Well done.

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