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South Australian Museum

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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Went in as I had to kill a few hours. Loads of school kids in tow. Great section on Polynesia and Abroginal culture and presence. Two hours was too little. Plan to go again and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in as I had to kill a few hours. Loads of school kids in tow. Great section on Polynesia and Abroginal culture and presence. Two hours was too little. Plan to go again and take my time over a lovely museum. Free enterance as well.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Please come while you're here to see the South Australian Museum. It's really beautiful, and many of information you can get from here and it's free to come inside.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are lots of interesting exhibits, especially if you haven't been to many natural history museums, and a good deal of information about S.A, obviously.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on the spur of the moment and were so glad we did!! Not only is it free it was packed full of excellent displays and information - a must if you have a couple of free hours in Adelaide.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum on a very hot day, thinking we would just get out of the sun for an hour or two but what we found was an amazing collection of aboriginal artefacts and information about the culture and history of aboriginal people in South Australia. It really was the largest collection we have found in all of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic museum full of history and culture. I just love this museum. Don't forget to check out the GIANT squid. Awesome Egyptian area. Aboriginal area. Dinosaur bones. Insects area fantastic. I could go on and on but it's truly a terrific place to lose a few hours deep in interesting and intriguing sights etc. can't wait to come with... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for kids to enjoy. Aged 3-10 mine particularly like the animals on the ground floor (watch the lion wag its tail!). The coloured rocks &gems are another favorite as are the underwater parts and Icey wall you can touch. The giant squid is an all time favourite. The cafe does very nice hot chips, and there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SA museum was a welcome haven for some cool stimulation on a very hot day. The Mawson section was fascinating with actual sleds and equipment and photographs as well as lively interactive displays. Fascinating part of Australian history and free!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum particularly to see the rock and mineral collection. We were not disappointed and saw much more besides. spent two hours and could have filled in another two if we had the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I particularly came to see the Opal exhibition and thought it of great interest. You had to pay for the entry to this which I thought was quite expensive, really enjoyed the exhibition and beautiful stones on display. The rest of the museum I believe was free and I had a quick look around some of the other floors.

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