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South Australian Maritime Museum

126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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School holiday pirate activity - a huge hit!

During the winter school holidays we visited the museum for the first time and took in the Pirate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Good piece of history

This was a fun journey into the maritime history of Australia, we also got to climb to the top of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
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The Maritime Museum sits in South Australia's first heritage precinct. It presents exhibitions over three floors of an 1850s bond store, the South Neptune Lighthouse and the steam tug Yelta. The Museum is fresh and interactive and makes history relevant to a popular audience.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the winter school holidays we visited the museum for the first time and took in the Pirate Show. Great interactive show with 3 pirates, all singing and dancing telling a story on the actual ship that you could walk around as part of the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was a fun journey into the maritime history of Australia, we also got to climb to the top of the Lighthouse as part of the entrance fee, which was pretty cool (Tight squeeze though). There's a gift shop at the exit of the museum,...More

Thank nicko_jess
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

An educational and entertaining wander through a lovely venue, with something for everyone. The shipwreck history is both sobering and fascinating. You can also get the sense of what ship life may have been like, with the interactive exhibit. Worth a visit!

Thank Amelielovestotravel
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A great display of maritime history in a beautiful historic building. Interactive displays for children. Entrance ticket also gets you into Port Adelaide lighthouse. Allow 1-2 hours

1  Thank Relle N
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A visit here takes you back into times when Australia was reached by crossing the oceans and taking months in doing so. Visitors walk on the planks of a replica boat. There are photos and nautical exhibits, much of it interactive, Children learn while having...More

1  Thank Annasus2016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I've been to a lot of Maritime Museums in the world and this one has to be one of the best. It's well designed and very interactive. It has a wonderful section on shipwrecks and lots of information about maritime voyages etc. It's in a...More

2  Thank MonoFelizPanama
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The museum does a great job with what it does. This is a museum for those that have time to wonder slowly, read all thew information and immerse themselves in the history that exists here. For us I think we were just starting to tire...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

An all round good place to visit. Give yourself 1-2 hours: -Good local, national and regional history -Set in a historic suburb. Nearby their are many interesting buildings, street paintings and cultural icons -Friendly and helpful staff -Sea voyage to Australia and throughout the commonwealth...More

1  Thank S467FPalexanderc
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On our final leg of our SA visit spent the day in the Port Adelaide area visited the South Australia Maritime Museum. Excellent displays from local and Australian sailing history and with Port Adelaide's history it's right on the Ports door step.

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A very interesting museum, particularly if you have relatives who emigrated to Australia. Interesting exhibits and you can search the databases for passenger entries into the country. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin H
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