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South Australian Museum

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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent...more
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Day out with my 2yrold Grandson. Easy walk from Train st. Plenty top see and do.Easy to get a big pram aroind in as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deb N
Reviewed 6 days ago

My 7 year old granddaughter enjoyed the exhibits, especially the gem/rock displays. She thought the Giant Squid was wonderful, loved the Egyptian Mummy and found the Australian Aboriginal artefacts beautiful. A diverse and good selection of exhibits for a small museum. There's a lovely Cafe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rozmont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could easily spend many hours wondering around the multiple floors looking at all the collections. Was disappointed though that we were unable to find any history of Adelaide. Great for kids

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum, which children of all ages are bound to enjoy. It features numerous exhibits of stuffed animals, models, sadly - some live animals, which are not in tip-top shape, recent and ancient art, an impressive minerals and meteorites exhibition and much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than I thought. The museum is large with multiple floors . There is a mixture of old , modern and indigenous art . There were paintings , sculptures , pieces and even a musical performance. The Art Gallery , University and Parliament House are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnthomasl2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of culture to take in, including the aboriginal as well as indigenous peoples of the Pacific. Be prepared to spend some time learning about each culture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott077
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is one of many attractions along Adelaide's North Terrace, including the Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, State Library and Ayers House. It's worth setting aside some time for a visit to the Museum, given the variety and richness of the collection. The Australian indigenous...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited twice this year with young grand-daughter, including for her 6th birthday party & a pajama evening. Such fun & so interesting for all - children & adults alike. Professor Flint is so funny, knowledgable & engaging.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits. On a hot day its a cool place out of the sun to visit. Plenty of attractions. I liked the bee hive that is a working hive, and the bees come from outside and you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A2535ATjohnw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a whole morning in the Museum, hours especially at the Aboriginal section. While as a young boy I had read a lot and watched documentaries about the original people of this huge continent Australia, it was a surreal feeling looking at the hundreds...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 December 2018|
Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
We were not charged any admission fee on the day we visited this museum. The admission to this beautiful and interesting museum is FREE!
2 April 2018|
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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
You might find street parking in the nearby side streets but in all honesty you're probably better off using public transport.