South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide

A compact and animated facility, South Australian Maritime Museum has an appropriate location in the old warehouses of the Elders Bond & Free Stores. These bluestone buildings--constructed in the mid-19th century--serve as home to a collection of more than 20,000 objects and a further 20,000 images. The museum plays an important role in the preservation of the state’s naval past, an area of history with great significance to the region. With our international travel planner, Port Adelaide attractions like South Australian Maritime Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • September 9, 2017
    The excellent display of Harold Cazneaux's photos from about a hundred years ago and the contrast to the photos taken last year show the great changes to Sydney over this period. All the other materia...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Great place to take the family. Very educational and brought back memories of old school days. Good prices. Recommend schools get their kids in there for excusions.  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    The museum looks small from the outside but is housed over three floors and is full of interesting displays. The centre piece is an old sailing boat that visitors can board and explore. In the basemen...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    My kids love this Museum. It's got lots of great thing to look at and learn about. The people there are really friendly and on school holidays they always have some activities. And some displays are put up based on the history of explorers also they have a treasure hunt quiz, where the kids can explore the museum find items and learn about the history of the ships, voyages, treasures from long ago that people took on a ship etc. There is also a very huge ship right in the middle that you can climb on and explore. Sometimes they have a show and it's performed on the ship. The shows are great and it gets everyone involved. Also your entry to the museum gets you a free entry to climb the Light House down at the pier. The view once you are up the top is amazing you can see the sea and the town.
  • August 13, 2017
    Old world feel. Great museum of Naval and nautical heritage of SA. As much a Heritage Museum as maritime one. A great couple of hours for the whole family.
  • August 27, 2017
    wish we had more time here, did not realize it would be so fast and awesome. A wonderful place to visit.
  • July 27, 2017
    My 5year old son loved it here. Especially the play happening for the school holidays! Great place to visit and we will definately be back!
  • June 14, 2017
    Great museum for history and plenty to see. Has a boat and the entrance where you can walk on and inside

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