Museums in Adelaide

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Museums in Adelaide

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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    I enjoyed my visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). There are many rooms with a variety of exhibits. Their major temporary exhibit was "Taranthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts". I liked the Coiled Pandanus Baskets from Gunbalanya, NT. As part of Taranthi, they had a major exhibit of Vincent Namatjira's works. (He is the great-grandson of Albert Namatjira, a talented Aboriginal artist.) "Australia in Colour" showed 21 portraits of famous people, including a self-portrait of the artist. He had also created several interesting and unique portraits of the royal family.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Walk & Talk Tours Adelaide
    Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
    We enjoyed our visit in the SA Musuem. The building is situated within a beautiful historial precinct in the north side of Adelaide. The outside cafe and sitting areas are beautiful and pleasantly inviting on a good weather day.
    There are plenty of varied exhibits for all intersts and ages. We particularly enjoyed the Antarctic display for Douglas Mawson and the Gem, Opals and Meteorites on display.
    The younger visitors certainly seem to enjoy the animal hall on the first level and the Egyption room! The giant squid is also something unique, which is displayed over 3 levels!
    We were entertained and happy with our visit!
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO372 contributions
    We spent a happy 45 minutes wandering through the stacks and reading the old maps at this historical site. Worth a visit as you explore the museums along this busy street.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Lisa Prowd
    4 contributions
    Loved the history of the venue, we stayed to do a paranormal investigation, it didn’t disappoint! So much fun, grate host, generally a good time.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, CO372 contributions
    One of the best museums we’ve seen about the Australian migration. It seems each major city has one, but this was the most informative. Covering a wide swath of the Australian migration experience, including up to the current era, this museum gave us a real sense of the entire experience- good and bad.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • JAK630
    Brisbane Region, Australia38 contributions

    Lovely English mansion beautifully preserved with spectacular views back to Adelaide. We went on the guided tour which was conducted by a volunteer who gave us a wonderful insight to the history of the couple and their house. Morning tea was Burnt Butter baked biscuits (original recipe) discovered in the Hayward family recipe book - crisp and delicious. Apparently a new larger cafe is being built in the near future. A lot of families were also having picnics in the spacious grounds with room for children to roll and play on the grass.
    Written 14 June 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    I enjoyed my tour of the David Roche House in North Adelaide. You need to book the tour in advance. David Roche lived in this house from 1954 until his death in 2013. He wanted it to be accessible to the public and it was opened as a museum in 2016. You can see how he lived by looking at the opulent furnishings. The tour starts with an introductory video. Then a guide shows us the various rooms. The Russian Room features a table with a picture of Bacchus (the Greek God of wine-making) that has a 3D effect. (The design on this table is the symbol of the foundation that administers the museum.)

    There was also an exhibition hall. The current exhibit is "Wedgwood: Master Potter to the Universe". You can see many products made in the Wedgwood Factory, including pieces that relate to Australia.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • Katie V
    Toowoomba, Australia4 contributions
    Great showcase of local art. The current exhibition 'Fortified' is well worth a check out. No artists working at the time of visit but wstill worth the trip!
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    MOD, the Museum of Discovery, is an interactive science museum. There are several rooms on two floors, each with a different theme. One room featured living on Mars. Another room allows you to play with your image on the various monitors.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • Theresa H
    St.Albans12 contributions
    What a brilliant, unexpected find. We were walking back from the Botanical Gardens and spotted the centre. We went straight into a talk by the most entertaining and enthusiastic guy - sorry we didn’t catch his name. The presentation was excellent and we had really great explanations about planets, stars, satellites etc. After the presentation we were able to ask questions and we were not made to feel any question was too simple. The guy then offered to walk us through the exhibits and chose those that were of most interest to us. We were there for a couple of hours and could have spent longer, it’s fascinating. Thank you so much to everyone working the day we were there, they were all super helpful and made it a stand out experience for us.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,006 contributions
    Small gallery showcasing Indigenous artwork. Nice gift shop and cafe. Gallery is quite small but nicely set out. At end of Grenfell Street.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • Karen D
    Toodyay, Australia152 contributions
    Well worth the visit, spent an hour wandering and reading - no photos, for me a book with all the information would be great as I personally like to re-look at things later.
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • MrDavetheSarks
    Melbourne, Australia20,220 contributions
    All about how plants and the economy interact. Very interesting seeing the categories in which various fruit belong, and some were quite surprising. Free to enter as well.
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • DavidE9078KS
    Adelaide, Australia334 contributions
    I was attending the desk at the gallery of the Royal SA Society of Arts this week. They have an interesting exhibition called Fantasy 7. With dragons, grottos and things of the imagination. Lots of visitors came in and enjoyed that work. The artists sit the desk and you can chat to them while you have a coffee. Their next exhibition is “SunSational” a Summer exhibition for RSASA members. It opens on Sunday December 16th at 2pm and runs to 13 Jan 2019. RSASA in the Institute building, part of the state Library at the corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace. The State Library has a Chinese exhibition right now, free wifi, reading rooms, café and the Mortlock Library
    Written 4 December 2018
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  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
    What a fascinating and interesting museum we have here in Adelaide. Big variety of stuffed animals and very cool Egyptian section with Mummy’s. Really enjoyed the indigenous exhibition too.
    Went during an art exhibition which was good.
    Staff are vet friendly and helpful.
    Love the old historic structure.
    Written 10 February 2020
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