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South Australian Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great displays, so much information squeezed in here. Lots about the local wildlife as well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katie D
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Great displays and sound system

Always good to visit but especially when they have special exhibitions like the travelling... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great displays, so much information squeezed in here. Lots about the local wildlife as well. Definitely worth a visit and kids will love it.

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always good to visit but especially when they have special exhibitions like the travelling exhibition from France about Baudin that then travelled to the Eastern states. I especially like the clever sound system that adds so much to the atmosphere of being there, with the...More

Thank 120glent
Reviewed 6 days ago

A really well put together collection. A variety of displays and topics, so there is bound to be something of interest for most. Also some good areas to get children involved. Well worth the entrance fee. Plenty of nearby parking.

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable couple of hours spent learning about South Australian maritime history. The building this museum is housed in is absolutely beautiful and adds to the overall experience. Our kids enjoyed completing the activity book they picked up at reception. It definitely encouraged them to...More

Thank Rachaburi
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A visit to the South Australian Maritime Museum is a "must see" if you are intending visiting Port Adelaide. There are lots of interesting exhibits to explore. Some research before you travel will be helpful because there are other maritime sites to visit in the...More

Thank daf57
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Excellent layout and set up with well curated selection of exhibits all in v/good conditions. Weaves personal histories with the practical side of marine operations of the era as well as the history of Adelaide and SA itself. Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Museum is...More

Thank keloyabbie
Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 August 2018

My husband and I enjoyed this museum, along with the historic wharf area and lighthouse, so much! Everyone we interacted with was so nice and helpful and the museum's exhibits were excellent. A cozy, friendly, and interesting place good for whiling away a few hours....More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Spent a day at Port Adelaide with my wife and grandchildren. After spending the morning at the Railway museum, we moved further down Lipson Street to the South Australian Maritime Museum. Another very well presented exhibition of the state's bygone years, with many interesting artefacts...More

Thank AdelaideGourmet
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

One of three great transport themed museums in Port Adelaide. This one in a three level heritage building that is worth visiting just for the architecture. Some interesting displays of historic artifacts from maritime history with a focus on the settlement of South Australia. Unfortunately...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Great place to visit you should be prepared to spend some time wandering around. Especially the down stairs to imagine ship travel over the years, great replications.

Thank JoyMargaretRiver
Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your review Joy. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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