South Australian Museum, Adelaide

4.5
Natural History Museum · History Museum
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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  • We always enjoy our visits to the museum, but today we go to see the Australian Geographic Nature Photo Exhibition. It is excellent! A great range of colourful (and monochrome) paintings about the.....  more »
  • and I thought it was a real squid, now I know it is a model. Four year old great grandson was still too scared to see all of it. The first two floors were enough. It was ‘too scary”.  more »
  • The South Austrlian Museum is one of Australiia's best museums; it is a mix of ancient and modern. It has some good science-related displays, but my fvvourite is the Egyptian room, which is quite...  more »
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  • Great free outing to have with kids. The giant squid across 4 floors is a big fave. Some excellent indigenous exhibits too. And a decent sized ancient fossils and creatures section.
  • Wow. Wonderful experience. I'm from the US here, lots to see, not a dull experience either. Very friendly staff. One of the curators gave us a private tour. Best part of my trip.
  • Great museum! Would reccomend to everyone visiting Adelaide for its unique Aboriginal history section. We also loved the ocean mammal skeletons at the front. Remember to leave a donation to support their work.
  • Helpful staff. Loved lunch with the whale skeletons! Fantastic children's section. Masses to explore. Engaging guide. My 6 year old didn't want to leave...
  • Nice museum centrally located in Adelaide. Entrance is free. Different exhibitions are on offer. And they also have a nice small cafe on the ground floor. Worth to spend about an hour there.

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