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Bay Discovery Centre

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Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8179 9508
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Lovely building with many interesting items in the collection - we greatly enjoyed our visit thank... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travel D
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Melbourne, Australia
A look into the past of Glenelg, sea suburb of Adelaide, South Australia

Not a very large museum, but with exhibits appealing to young minds as well as older people. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annasus2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8179 9508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building with many interesting items in the collection - we greatly enjoyed our visit thank you.

Thank Travel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very large museum, but with exhibits appealing to young minds as well as older people. There are original sign posts from long ago, photos of attractions new at the time, such as the jetty, overcrowded with sightseeing people, all in dress of the...More

Thank Annasus2016
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The council has renovated the original building, housing done great old memorabilia and items of interest. It's well worth taking 20 minutes to have a look.

Thank Hsv1959
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is right near the beach and is easily accessible. There is no entrance fee just invited to make a donation. Interesting to see how the area was developed. Also good to see the swimming costume exhibits...very different.

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What a great museum. I learned a lot about fascinating local historical events. Took a self guided walk around the mansion of Glenelg. Thoroughly enjoyable and all for a gold coin donations.

1  Thank Deedum71
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Whether One Is Aa Local or Visitor...it is a place where one can spend time getting to know more about South Australia, look at, and wonder at the Artifacts and Coins and Other Collections that were salvaged from the sunken ships. The models of the...More

Thank rendezv0us1
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited here when we first arrived and the two ladies working there were very pleasant and most informative. There is a museum upstairs which proved to be very interesting.

1  Thank 308mazza
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an interesting museum about the local area. It is within the Glenelg Visitor Centre, a beautiful old building. It is not a large museum, but is very well done, and is interesting. Worth a visit

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Thoroughly recommend this center, most enjoyable for all ages. Our 9 year old related to many of the exhibits. My age group remembered all the early Glenelg, trams etc. Would recommend all to put aside a few hours to explore this interesting place.

Thank helenwilliams2013
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On the final days of our SA Holiday and visited Glenelg's Bay Discovery Centre certainly some excellent displays of how it was. Certainly worth a visit and caters for all ages and it's right beside the beach easy to find.

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