History Museums in Adelaide

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History Museums in Adelaide

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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, CO375 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, CO375 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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  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,505 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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  • Aussie59
    47 contributions
    Unexpected gem of police memorabilia. Good display of police vehicles also. Friendly and passionate volunteers. Sad that the future of this display is unknown as the buildings will soon be demolished by the government.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    The Centre of Democracy is located inside the State Library and has a free exhibit on how democracy works in Australia. As a retired teacher of government, I found the exhibit to be informative and interesting.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    I booked a visit to the Adelaide Holocaust Museum. Andrew Steiner, a Holocaust survivor, was one of the founders of the museum. He invited me to watch a presentation he was giving to a school group. I found it very interesting and it was also very nice to speak to this 90-year-old artist. You can see him at the far right of the photo I attached. I believe very strongly that we must educate people about the Holocaust so that something like it never happens again. The museum does a good job of presenting the story of the Holocaust and includes the stories of the Holocaust survivors who founded the museum. That adds a personal touch to the exhibits.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Vandieman111
    Adelaide, Australia1,416 contributions
    This is a great place to wander around and see some really interesting photos of early Adelaide amongst other well presented artefacts. Well worth a drop in if you are on North Terrace.
    Written 20 June 2021
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