Bay Discovery Centre
Bay Discovery Centre
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Bay Discovery Centre Museum had an exhibit on "Truth" in which they show both European and Aboriginal points of view. There are exhibits on the history of the area, its popularity as a beach resort, and how it has changed over the years.
Written 7 December 2023
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Dianne C
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was particularly interesting going through the History of Holdfast Bay from settlement through to the 60's including swimwear and indigenous history
Written 6 May 2022
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David E
East Fremantle, Australia324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Free entry into the museum so one can explore what Glenelg once was and how it is now. Very interesting displays and information on the past glory days in the area before the storms ruined a lot of it.
Written 25 March 2022
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NinaAsia
Singapore, Singapore426 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
As a foreign visitor, I found the stories of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains very moving. A pity the exterior of the centre is still under construction.
Written 18 January 2020
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Cedric Å
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
They go through the history of Glenelg from before the European settlers came, mainly focused on the history of how this part of Australia was changed when the settlement came. Insight in how the journey was from Britain to Australia. Also a section with memorabilia from Glenelg as a tourist resort during the 1900s. Quite well displayed, nice setting. Friendly staff. It only bugged me a bit that they started off by stating how the life aboriginal people are the "forgotten one" and how important it is that they don't get lost in history, but afterwards don't focus much on it. They also had a small art gallery. Free entry but donation is encouraged. Friendly staff.
Written 24 December 2019
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elddewt
Swindon, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Popped in here to try and get a fridge magnet, but alas they did not sell any. Lots of leaflets about the area and attractions. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 13 November 2019
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Georgia W
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Spent the public holiday at Glenelg and thought we would stop by the museum. There is no entry fee, however, there are places to donate. The history was interesting and I liked seeing the different bathing suits. There were photos and videos of the old Luna Park in Glenelg. Spent a few dollars on the old penny arcade machines. Well worth a look if you’re down at Glenelg.
Written 7 October 2019
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getlost333
Adelaide, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Lots of history for the Glenelg Beach area small displays with interactive information well worth a visit
Written 3 September 2019
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Nikki
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Bay Discovery Centre has a great and informative museum upstairs. I went on one of the windiest days in Glenelg and it was a nice way to spend my morning! A fascinating insight into how Glenelg and Adelaide was established, Indigenous influence and how both have changed over the years. I never knew Luna Park was in Glenelg! It’s not an overly big museum, but allows you to read all the information on display in each of the sections. The descriptions took me on a journey and allowed me to picture life once upon a time in Glenelg and broader Adelaide. The front desk staff were very helpful and lovely. In fact I stayed and had a lovely chat to them. They are also happy to recommend places for a bite to eat/coffee. I would highly recommend visiting, as you will definitely come away with more knowledge than you came in the door with!
Written 10 August 2019
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Cameron and Mic... S
Cairns, Australia20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
Nicely laid out with plenty of information and exhibits on display and the staff were very friendly. Well worth a visit if you have some spare time.
Written 1 July 2019
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