South Australian Museum, Adelaide

4.5
Founded in 1856, South Australian Museum houses the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artifacts as well as several permanent galleries, including ones showcasing Australian biodiversity and the richness of Pacific cultures. The museum is part of a complex of buildings in the cultural precinct of the Adelaide Parklands, where you can also visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Mortlock Library. Join a guided tour to learn about this country's artistic and cultural heritage or roam the museum's numerous free exhibits on your own. The food kiosk offers indoor or outdoor seating, hot meals, and cold drinks. Plan to see South Australian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Adelaide online day trip planner .
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  • Was great to see,haven’t been since I was a kid,definitely will be back when next back home.Ive seen more of Adelaide now since I live interstate,do yourself a favour  more »
  • This beautiful museum is located on North Terrace in a Museum Row as I call it . It is near the Gallery of South Australia, the Immigration Museum and the Library. The collections are consistent in ch...  more »
  • I had one afternoon to explore all Adelaide and thikning I'd whip through the museum quickly, I ended up spending nearly two hours here. The indigenous Australian section is exceptional, best I've see...  more »
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  • A wonderful museum that all ages will enjoy. One of the best museums I’ve ever been to. It has a good range of exhibits, and entry is free. There’s interactive exhibits for young kids, and often there’s activities on during the school holidays. There’s a really big permanent exhibition here featuring indigenous history which is fascinating, and the taxidermy animals of the world are a highlight. You can park at the Wilson’s parking across the road. Make sure to take your ticket with you and ask at the information desk and they’ll give you a discount off your parking!
  • This museum has so much to see. Allow a full day at least if you like museums. Go straight to the Discovery Centre if you need to find out more about a specific subject. A wonderful place to entertain and educate yourself or the kids. On top of that, entry is FREE!!!
  • A nice Museum with some interesting collections and as a bonus I think it is still free except for special exhibits. Compared the the Museum of Natural History in the UK it probably only rates 3 stars but it is pretty good for Australia.
  • Great place. Beautiful collection of South Australia and more. Love the Mega Fauna display. Great interactive displays for children now too. Indigenous display is well worth a look too.
  • Designed and built as a museum, the SA Museum's layout compliments the content and visitor's experience. With interactive displays helping children stay engaged and multiple levels of animals, indigenous and cultural displays, anyone looking to spend a day being entertained and educated won't be left disappointed.

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