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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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Museum Visit during Port Adelaide port visit

Met by a very helpful and informative staff member when I entered I then spent a good hour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael G
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Sydney, Australia
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Lovely Museum with interactive details

Our whole family enjoyed the trip tot he Maritime Museum. We liked climbing around on the ship and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JandSgotoPeru
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Dallas, OR
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Met by a very helpful and informative staff member when I entered I then spent a good hour wandering around the exibits. A beautiful old building hoses the numerous displays which are professionally maintained and tastefully arranged. Learned a lot about SA's maritime past.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole family enjoyed the trip tot he Maritime Museum. We liked climbing around on the ship and pretending to be sailors. The information in the basement on traveling to Australia by ship was so interesting. There were many other displays with a lot of...More

Thank JandSgotoPeru
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working on introducing more interactives which I hope will entice you back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic day out with the family. So much to see and do. Los of hands on activities to keep the kids and adults entertained. It would also be a fantastic place for a school excursion if studying transport or south Australian history

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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. I really appreciate your generous comments. Our goal is to create exhibitions that offer experiences on different levels for adults and families and school groups.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this place is great to head back in the past and enjoy the port, I would recomend going here for the afternoon

Thank Tim M
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation Tim. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We spent about three hours here looking at all the artefacts. Even if you're not a local or Australian but are interested in the local history, its still a worthwhile place to see.

Thank harvard1078
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for the review. I am really glad you enjoyed your visit. We love sharing Australian history with visitors from overseas.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is not large but easy viewing and displays are thought provoking. Kids will enjoy getting on the full size boat just as much as we did. Helpful staff at museum and nice cafe over the road with great food and coffee loved our...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We bought our tickets with a nice man at the lighthouse and got to climb that first. Amazing view from it. Then we went over to the museum and the guy at reception was super nice and helpful and explained everything to us. We then...More

Thank Sabrinaschmid
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Small but very informative museum with an excellent basement level interactive display regarding immigration over the years. NEw exhibit almost ready to see and peeked a glimpse at the enormous whale bones in there. FUll size boat in centre to walk over and explore.

Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday day time, and nothing and I mean nothing was open, shops, cafes and restaurants all shut on a beautiful hot day, I thought this was holiday season and people would want trade. We went on the Christmas pageant night, and...More

Thank Sharr1964
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The excellent display of Harold Cazneaux's photos from about a hundred years ago and the contrast to the photos taken last year show the great changes to Sydney over this period. All the other material was also very well displayed and made the visit worthwhile....More

Thank bigvicSydney
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