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South Australian Museum

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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent...more
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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All reviews giant squid stuffed animals aboriginal culture egyptian room pacific islands aboriginal section indigenous peoples ancient egypt free entry great exhibits few hours rainy day all ages gift shop great for kids couple of hours school holidays
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a couple of hours looking at the exhibits. On a hot day its a cool place out of the sun to visit. Plenty of attractions. I liked the bee hive that is a working hive, and the bees come from outside and you...More

Thank A2535ATjohnw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spend a whole morning in the Museum, hours especially at the Aboriginal section. While as a young boy I had read a lot and watched documentaries about the original people of this huge continent Australia, it was a surreal feeling looking at the hundreds...More

Thank ramanathanm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was great to see,haven’t been since I was a kid,definitely will be back when next back home.Ive seen more of Adelaide now since I live interstate,do yourself a favour

Thank ashyleeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful museum is located on North Terrace in a Museum Row as I call it . It is near the Gallery of South Australia, the Immigration Museum and the Library. The collections are consistent in character with this institution's role as a Natural History...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had one afternoon to explore all Adelaide and thikning I'd whip through the museum quickly, I ended up spending nearly two hours here. The indigenous Australian section is exceptional, best I've seen anywhere. Loved the Biodiversity and also the Pacific displays. Their use of...More

Thank Roaming_Nicster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the to do list for anyone in Adelaide adults and kids alike. Free general entry (donations welcomed.) Plenty of animals both stuffed and alive too keep you entertained, lots of interesting Aboriginal and Polynesian island tribe information and exhibits. Mineral/geology of Australia with beautiful...More

Thank joeg825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive! So much to do and see here. The best museum I've been to. Allow the entire day if not more time to trawl through the exhibits. Pack a picnic lunch to take and sit on the lush lawns under a sprawling trees on the...More

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good museum to vist. A very extensive collection.You could spent alot of time exploring the different displays. Pity they removed the old fountians that were out the front. It has lost a bit of its character.

Thank dmrigda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free admission to this wonderful museum with surprising collections,history and educational exhibits.We spent 2 hours here.Well worth the time.Highly recommend.

Thank wendyb429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An informing indidgenous section but very traditional display. Emphasise on cateloging artifacts rather than informing on use. A lot to see and you do need at least 2 hours. Not really a must see but worth a visit if you have the time and inclination.

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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
You might find street parking in the nearby side streets but in all honesty you're probably better off using public transport.