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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
+61 8 8207 7500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a lot smaller then i remember but with free entree who could complain. Very informative it’s a nice way to spend a a hour or 2

Thank jen22111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An excellent museum for adults and children alike and it is totally free. Great exhibition on Aboriginal life and culture both traditional and contemporary. Even better is the discovery centre which is a definite treat. A must, even if you don't normally do museums.

Thank Yunus M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The South Australian Museum has an impressive collection of historic pieces and artwork. The indigenous art is particularly good. It is easy to navigate through the galleries and there is sufficient space to observe the collection. The interactive areas for children are good and should...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place! My son and I visit at least once year during school holidays. It has become a ritual!

Thank celinedaniel65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum showcasing an extensive collection of Indigenous artefacts and other items. The fauna collection is great and really explains the animals local to South Australia. It is a kid friendly museum and has a lovely cafe attached to it. My only negative comment would...More

Thank Teegs30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Natural history superbly presented (not the mammals at ground level, but the larger galeries on second floor), together with some ethnographic galeries. This (free) Museum makes everything right and offers a very pleasant experience. Recommended.

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large museum catering for children with several very interesting exhibits inc a lion with moving tail, very good cultural exhibits and well laid out over several floors

Thank DescerningTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I returned with my adult son and found a lot more interesting things than I previously had by myself, a great place to spend several hours

Thank andiec704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided as the afternoon was a bit drizzly that we would spend it indoors at the museum. That turned out to be a great choice. In fact we regretted not going earlier in the day. A wonderful aboriginal display had us rivited.

Thank magzmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this previously and so returned, this time with Canadian friends, who also thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All displays are fantastic particularly the Ecidarian fossils and the original Pacific Islanders display.

Thank Robin v
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