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South Australian Maritime Museum

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Address: 126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8207 6255
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The Maritime Museum sits in South Australia's first heritage precinct. It...

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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Great museum

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 and therefore didn't get the maximum benefit. There are some really interesting stories to tell... More 

Thank New_South_Woodies
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 is not well understood and the material is both informative and entertaining -Many interesting models... More 

Thank S467FPalexanderc
Dunedin, New Zealand
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293 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. Doesn't take long to go round and is an easy walk from the railway station. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Sandyjo16
Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here today and was very impressed with the museum. I only spent about an hour here, but you could easily spend half a day looking at all the displays. Well worth a look. Also, a good discount is offered (25%) if you visit one of the other museums, namely the rail or aviation and get your guide stamped.

Thank Silverfox L
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Visited this museum, hugely interesting, brilliant displays and loads of information about the maritime early days and the settling of South Australia.

Thank glendac53
Launceston, Australia
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A great place to visit . the whole area has many well restored buildings and the Maritime Museum itself is great . A great insight into South Australian history up to about the 1960 's. For an extra dollar you can climb the lighthouse . ( don't go on a hot day because it is made of steel and gets... More 

Thank Malcolm H
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We love coming here with our boys :) they love exploring the big ship and seeing the rooms people stayed in when coming from overseas, especially the 2 pound poms which their great grandparents were :)

Thank Tamila A
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great place to visit with the whole family Something for everyone A great family outing with lots of historical artefacts

Thank Petkovic J

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