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Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

I think I was put off by the first gallery I walked into from the main entrance - this was full of stuffed animals from around the world, including lions and tigers. And some of them had not been stuffed that well.

The museum collection does appear quite limited, with a focus on aboriginal and pacific island artefacts, and apart from the stuffed animals, very little else. It is quite a small building especially when compared to the national art gallery which is adjacent to the museum. Pop in by all means but if you can only go to either the art gallery or the museum then pick the former.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

entry is free, i would recommend bringing your lunch and eating on the lawn out the front, you wont find the staff overly helpful, but they are everywhere, there are about 4 levels, it can get quite busy when schools and daycare and after hours schools are visiting, sadly the souveneir shop isnt worth visiting best to cross the road to rundle mall, exibits havnt change since i have been for the last coupe of years to take the grandchildren, you need about 2-3 hours to see everything with children

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Amazing collection of aboriginal artefacts from current day, from Adelaide to the far north. I was really taken in by the display of spears and string types. We did a free guided tour which was very disappointing- I like guides to be passionate about what they are showing us but not on this visit- bored person giving inaccurate information.
Lots of parents and grandparents ther too who seemed to be having a great time investigating!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

A gem of a place for understanding the richness of Aboriginal migration, history and culture and the interconnection with Pacific Island cultures and traditions.

The place is full of new insights, learning and surprises. A definite great use of time in Adelaide, It is definitely worth combining it with a visit to the nearby Migration Museum and the Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute.

The signage and lighting in the museum is far from ideal and the often erratic but do not be put off by it!!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

I hadn't been to the South Australian Museum since my boys were little and always enjoyed going, I was really impressed how it has changed so much and with a lot of the old exhibits still remaining. I saw it with new eyes with my grand children. Will certainly visit again.

Date of experience: July 2019
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