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A must see!! great photos adorn the walls of days gone by at the beach and in the surrounding town... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Valda1973
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Brookfield
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Sadly sone of the more bizarre museum pieces have gone in the latest revamp. Nevertheless it was a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
R N
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

A must see!! great photos adorn the walls of days gone by at the beach and in the surrounding town. Amazing the hordes of people that congregated at the waters edge in clothes of the era....

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valda1973
Reviewed 3 November 2018

It is situated in old town hall near the beach this local museum spans two condignations. The exhibits are very informative telling the story of the local area.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Sadly sone of the more bizarre museum pieces have gone in the latest revamp. Nevertheless it was a good visit and there was a lot about local history.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank R N
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a beautifully kept two floor museum in the town hall. It’s open every day and entry is by gold coin donation. Its main themes are Glenelg in the European settlement of South Australia and the town as a seaside holiday attraction. Some local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Even though I have lived most of my life in Adelaide, I hadn't visited this museum before. Located at the end of Jetty Road, close to the beach and plaza area. The completeness of information on early settlement, planning and personalities was pleasantly surprising. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CraigH0901
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Went in on our last day. It was very small, some very interesting facts and items found off the Jetty.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 29holmes
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The upstairs museum in this centre has an excellent display on various aspects of history and life in Glenelg. Very interesting and worth an extended visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Entry is a gold coin donation and definitely worth a look. Very informative to Glenelg and Adelaide city early founding years. Great displays. Really enjoyed walking through and looking at the history .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank shazal1
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Located in the Town Hall, the Bay Discovery Centre tells the story of the bay area, its first settlement and how the area grew from a colony into what it is today. Pretty interesting to walk through the history of the settlers here in Adelaide.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This place is an information centre, as well as museum, telling history of the beginning of South Australia, Glenelg in Particular. The stories and exhibits are very informative, the volunteers that run the place are very friendly, There are some interactive displays that are also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ifrinm
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