South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide
(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your South Australian Maritime Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Port Adelaide using our Port Adelaide vacation generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Maritime Museum has so many great exhibits and artifacts, but for people like me - claustrophobic or can't handle being underground - it isn't great. I had to leave my tour because I had a panic a...  more »
  • A marvellous exhibition of the Baudin journey along the southern coast of Australia, wonderful paintings, maps and memorabilia. We were privileged to have as our guide the curator of the exhibition . ...  more »
  • This museum is wonderful. Heaps of hands-on interactive exhibits. Lots to learn about manual navigation and some really great examples of how it works. I even found my family's passenger records when ...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the visit. The exhibits are great. Would have loved a bit more about immigration from Germany in the 19th century but great to have them on the database. Very helpful staff.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Staff are friendly and more than happy to pass on their knowledge. So much too see. Well worth the visit
  • Great museum and they do really good day trips too, ask about the quarantine station tour, good morning out.
  • I was most impressed with the SA Maritime Museum! It has displays of wide-ranging interest for South Australians and visitors alike. As a former teacher, I could see students who visit the facility and the port area getting motivated to produce high achievement assignments.
  • Some fun things for the kids and some interesting reads for the adults.