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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 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent Museum heavily focused on Aboriginal culture. We would recommend to anyone interested in South Australian heritage and it’s indigenous people.

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised to visit a free museum! It was HUGE too! I was very interested in the Aboriginal exhibit, as I was visiting Australia and wanted to be immersed in their history. The Ancient Egypt exhibit was pretty neat, as well as the...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot believe that an attraction this good has free entry!! The museum is so accessible being on the edge of the CBD and has great exhibits on display. The Aboriginal exhibition is a must to see as it is over three floors and of...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to the Adelaide Museum is a great way to spend an hour or two killing time. Some of the exhibits are a little dated (although this is a "Museum" after all. The older building in which part of the Museum is housed is...More

Thank StewartP53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good day out to take the kids to the new exhibits and to wander around the other floors nothing really changes but is always a good thing to do. nice and quiet.

Thank jlcartist
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little-known fact that the South Australian Museum is a serious research institution that is second only to the CSIRO in the amount of Federal research grant funding received. The collection you see here in the building is a small fraction of the total...More

Thank Ryszard L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is definitely worth a visit if you're wandering through the City with time to kill. It's doesn't have the 'wow' factor of some east coast museums... but it's great for kids and has some interesting pieces. The aboriginal history is particularly good.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our half day at the SAM very much, there is a lot to see. The Mammals of the world are great for kids. We loved reading about Aboriginal culture and loved the Aboriginal art which is a temporary exhibition I think. A must...More

Thank BuvyLony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children call it "The Dead Zoo". It has amazing exhibits on every floor. Lots of things to keep the children busy with school holiday fun and the biggest octopus I have ever seen. And it's all free. Great coffee and snacks in the restaurant...More

Thank Tina M
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
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