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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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Super museum, a taste of SA

Great museum, free entry, and thoughtful displays. Interesting to see some of the remaining Victorian cabinets of South Sea exhibits - very thought provoking about how Victorian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum, free entry, and thoughtful displays. Interesting to see some of the remaining Victorian cabinets of South Sea exhibits - very thought provoking about how Victorian white Europeans viewed their neighbours. Super cafe as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with family and school excursion. Good day out, very informative and interesting. Well worth it for something different to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice selection of artifacts from indigenous peoples with excellent and complete discussions of many of the cultural practices

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited to see the Indigenous exhibition - outstanding and very informative, the best I have seen. I also loved the mineral displays. It was wonderful to see the kids so interested in learning

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a better Aborigine understanding on which the museum delivers, a surprise was information on Guinea and islands to the East - massive range of exhibits as a European I had never seen before. First Class.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum right in the heart of the city. Helpful advisors and lots of pamphlets available. Exhibitions are very informative and we enjoyed the aboriginal section of the museum

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take this kids, or wander around on your own. This place has so much on offer, you can loose yourself for hours on end. The displays are well set up, maintained, and clearly labelled. Even with school groups going through, there was plenty of space to not get crowded. The architecture of the buildings were just as good as the... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great activity for a cold and windy day. The exhibits were very well laid out and documented. Very interesting place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because Adelaide is a smaller city, I did not expect to see such a great museum. It should not be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to pass at least an hour with 3 floors of multiple exhibits (dinosaurs, indigenous cultural items, glistening stones, minerals etc) and even a Discovery Centre with reptiles and a working bee hive.

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