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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  • This was such a nice side adventure. My youngest (Master 10) was super keen so the rest of our group went along. We were pleasantly surprised and super impressed by the big ship, miniatures and...  more »
  • Nice maritime museum in Port adelaide,you can see many staff which was used on old ships,how old cabins look like.if you visit one of 3 museums you have discount on others.  more »
  • The museum was opened in 1986, in stone bond stores that were constructed in 1850. The exhibition is opened for 363 days a year, except for "Good Friday" and "Christmas Day." Opening times are 10 am.....  more »
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  • Great place to bring the kids. Lots to do and learn and the school holiday activities they run are lots of fun even for the parents too. The staff are really lovely and the gift shop has lots of great things to buy.
  • Great spot to go to when in Port Adelaide. Learn about South Australia's maritime history They have interactive displays and it's very educational for family's of all ages.
  • Great museum with many interesting exhibits. Well worth a visit.
  • The collection of items at the Maritime Museum is so interesting and quite extensive. With a full size vessel just inside the entrance, this gives you an idea of the quality of their exhibits. There are also the temporary exhibitions to come and see; these keep your return visits worth it. All this is housed in a beautiful heritage building in the heart of Port Adelaide. Don't forget to take your entry ticket and wander down to the lighthouse, where you can climb to the top and look for the dolphins in the Port River.
  • Brilliant place with lots to see, 100% recommend this place especially with your kids
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