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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"giant squid"
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"stuffed animals"
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"aboriginal culture"
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"egyptian room"
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"pacific islands"
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"aboriginal section"
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"indigenous peoples"
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"free entry"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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"rainy day"
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"all ages"
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"gift shop"
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"interactive displays"
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"great for kids"
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"interesting things"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

free entry always a bonus but would happily have paid.loads of interesting displays and somewhat different to other musems visited. nice exhibits and very child friendly.dinosaur exhibition looked great although we didnt go due to time constraint. spent quite a bit of money in a...More

Thank Benthebee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a turkey sandwich and glass of wine after visiting the art gallery, much better menu choices on offer than the previous time I had been. Pigeons are very keen to make sure nothing is left over if you sit outside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has free entry and is a great day out for young and old they have lifts for people unable to climb stairs. The giant squid is very well done and all the exhibits are amazing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum to see the aboriginal exhibit with our daughter and grandsons. There was a fee to see a special dinosaur exhibit, and the rest is free. The aboriginal exhibit was interesting, particularily the video. I recommend this museum. I also enjoy...More

Thank earrings3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a real mix of exhibits: aboriginal and S. Pacific artefacts, stuffed animals, information on fauna of different areas. We particularly liked the minerals/gemstones and the giant squid exhibit which spanned several floors. The discovery area is great for kids.

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girls love coming here! We have spent so many days wandering around and looking at all the interesting displays. The girls (2 and 5) ask to go back all the time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good Australian museum, worth your time to visit, buy your tickets on line to save standing in lines, which can be long.

Thank Pepperjackm
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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
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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