South Australian Museum, Adelaide

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Founded in 1856, South Australian Museum houses the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artifacts as well as several permanent galleries, including ones showcasing Australian biodiversity and the richness of Pacific cultures. The museum is part of a complex of buildings in the cultural precinct of the Adelaide Parklands, where you can also visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Mortlock Library. Join a guided tour to learn about this country's artistic and cultural heritage or roam the museum's numerous free exhibits on your own. The food kiosk offers indoor or outdoor seating, hot meals, and cold drinks. Plan to see South Australian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Adelaide online day trip planner.
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  • Nice free museum with lots of things to see (for kids and grownups alike) and spend a few nice hours (especially if it’s raining outside) 
    Nice free museum with lots of things to see (for kids and grownups alike) and spend a few nice hours (especially if it’s raining outside)  more »
  • Great museum! Heaps to see and all free! Highly recommend! Some great mammal exhibits, Antarctic expeditions, islander and Aboriginal culture as well as some fabulous mineral displays. Fresh and... 
    Great museum! Heaps to see and all free! Highly recommend! Some great mammal exhibits, Antarctic expeditions, islander and Aboriginal culture as well as some fabulous mineral displays. Fresh and...  more »
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  • We did the Shadow Initiation museum game. Absolutely fabulous... The best use of tech like that I've ever come across. Is almost impossible to think how you could design a better hours entertainment for a family really... And not at all expensive. Super well done SA museum! (We did it again three years later - still great and apparently a new version is just about to launch!)
  • A great spot to stop off in Adelaide. There are some great exhibits and although an old space, was clean and educational. It is a lot smaller than many I have been to, found the layout quite confusing and some of the areas were tiny - such as the Egyptian zone, but overall a good place and good trip out with the kids.

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