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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
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fact that it’s free to visit you would probably think it’s not worth visiting but you could not be more mistaken. They have a wide range of exhibits and they vary from Aboriginal Australian history, local marine history, megafauna, ancient Egypt, fossils, opals and...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed yesterday

The South Australian Museum is free to enter and has an excellent section devoted to the Aboriginal people and their history. It also houses a Natural History Section with a large number of exhibits from different parts of the world. If you have an interest...More

Thank clintsmate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a really excellent museum with interesting well set out displays. Volunteers within the museum were friendly & very knowledgeable. The Mawson exhibition and the Ediacaran Fossil display were my favorites. Allow at least 2 hours if you can. You could easily spend a...More

1  Thank Punkinella
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fossil and Rock part renders a good exhibition. The Giant Squid drew kids' attention. You may need 1 hour to take a thorough glimpse.

Thank Serene C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This Museum is big & on 4 or 5 levels. It does have a lift, also a cafe which caters for all needs. I am Gluten free, dairy free & no eggs & got a very yummy Buddha Bowl for lunch. The museum has exhibitions...More

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the SA Museum every time we are Adelaide. The kids love the giant squid, Australian animal and mammal exhibits. They surprised me this time by spending lots of time in the Polynesian exhibit. They also loved the hands on exploraton room that is...More

Thank thatannegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adelaide is a very cultural city and the museum is a must visit It is very large compared to my local museum where I volunteer We were lucky enough to be there at the time that a tour was starting, which I would thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Nerilyn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable couple of hours at the museum. The aboriginal and South Pacific exhibitions were particularly good. Free entry too.

Thank andymt1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is admission free, a must visit place for tourists who love history, natural collection..This museum has a variety of interesting exhibits, especially the 3story tall squid is so amazing.

1  Thank Lay Kim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here a few weeks ago and really enjoyed ourselves. It is located on North Terrace in the city and is a must see while in Adelaide. It was full of all things Australia from the past. A great place to learn and just...More

Thank Randyfromthebeach
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