South Australian Museum, Adelaide

Categories: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. To visit South Australian Museum on your holiday in Adelaide, and find out what else Adelaide has to offer, use our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.
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  • Australia Aboriginal cultures can be enjoyed. You cannot use and admission is free, but it closed at 5. Aboriginal words consisting of Ab original, just seems mean Aboriginal.
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  • great day out with the grandchildren ( twins age 7 years) so much to do and see, also special holiday programs ( free but you have to book) . the displays are constantly being updated , and are very g...  read more »
  • I loved the fact this museum was filled with lots of aboriginal culture and history. There are also many interactive things to do for children. Wasnt sure about the reptiles being kept in the small vi...  read more »
  • Good variety of exhibits, everyone could learn something here. Exhibits don't change very often, but kids often find it nice to visit old favorites. Good collection of taxidermy animals and Aboriginal artifacts.
  • Wonderful free entertainment. While the some of the displays have not been changed in decades they do have exhibitions on occasionally and the do revamp sections over time. Not overly modern but has displays on native and indigenous tribes, arctic, minerals, see life, animals, birds, geology and fossles and more. 3 points of interest are the 2-3 story high squid, a cloud chamber which I find fascinating and a see through be hive where the bees actually go in and out of the building.
  • While by no means a grand, sprawling museum, the SA Museum is nevertheless an excellent natural history museum in a compact format. In particular, the Australian Aboriginal and South Pacific Island collections are second to none. Make sure to check out any special exhibitions too.
  • This museum was very good!! The food was great (5 star restaurant) Some staff were a little unpleasant and smelt funny, but apart from that, worth my time!!
  • Not a bad place to go for the weekend. SA has a lot to offer. I went here befor setting off on my road trip. Great insight!
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