South Australian Museum, Adelaide

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Natural History Museum · History Museum
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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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  • Good museum with heaps to see! Loved the sperm and blue whale bones and jaws. My favorite was the big meteorites on display in the foyer and upper rooms . Good collection of minerals and fossils. So.....  more
    Good museum with heaps to see! Loved the sperm and blue whale bones and jaws. My favorite was the big meteorites on display in the foyer and upper rooms . Good collection of minerals and fossils. So.....  more »
  • Lots to look at on three floors - easy to get 'museum overload'! In the nicest possible way. Excellent value for visitors as entry is free. 
    Lots to look at on three floors - easy to get 'museum overload'! In the nicest possible way. Excellent value for visitors as entry is free.  more »
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  • An amazing museum with so much to see and to learn, especially for those into history and science. One whole day is not enough for this museum. The discovery centre is amazing for kids which opens on weekends and Wednesdays and Fridays (10:30am-2:30pm). Well worth a visit to see a working bee hive. Staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Visited on the 27 April after visiting the migration museum. There are lots to see and learn on the natural history of Australia. Covering topics on the aboriginals, land and marine animals, geology and geography. It was fantastic that there were several sections on aboriginals which covered the Kaurna. Love how a small part of the museum extends into the cafe. Spend at least 3 hours here for a quick walk through, but I reckon a few days would be good. Remember to visit the visitor information counter for a map and ask how to navigate the place.

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