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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 2 days ago

I have visited this place frequently with my grandchildren and there is always something new to see. It is well worth the visit.

Thank wendy505007
Reviewed 2 days ago

The nature photography exhibition that is on is well worth the price of entry. Fantastic photographs of the Australian landscape, sea life and wild life with a pictures from New Zealand and Indonesia as well.

Thank BitterHops
Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibitions range from hilariously bad to amazing. There are a lot of stuffed animals and rocks and bones. The small room of curiosities is one of the best sections with the baby animals in jars and confiscated monkey head jewellery. The best thing is...More

Thank Ersu99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kids will enjoy the varius animal displaays, covering everything from dinosaurs and now extinct marsupial megafauna through to animals of Africa, the Americas and Asia, plus marine life. Aboriginal displays are well worth spending time with, as are rocks and minerals and explorer displays.

Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, but the exhibits didn’t float my boat. Would not go back.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four floors of excellent exhibits. Wonderful for children of all ages - they will love it ! Huge selection of different animals, history, minerals, sea life, reptiles, birds etc etc. Plenty of seats for the adults. Very child friendly with exhibits that you can get...More

Thank Mytravadv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to the excellent classical museum exhibits that include a great Aboriginal section they are currently presenting the award winning National Geographic photography exhibition.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really excellent tour. Very full exhibits about the many aboriginal peoples and their relationships. Perhaps the guide could have been better versed in the details, but maybe it was also tough for her having several in her group who knew a lot about some of...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum regularly has speciality exhibitions that are noteworthy. The Waterhouse Prize and nature photography exhibitions that are on annually are superb.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this museum on the fabulous North Terrace. It's filled with hidden gems and quirky displays. From killing half an hour to spending a full day exploring, the museum is always worth a visit.

Thank alisonjane631
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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.