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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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South Australian Museum reviews
You could spend a whole day here looking at the exhibits having lunch and then looking at the rest of them. Everything is well presented and access is easy.
You could spend a whole day here looking at the exhibits having lunch and then looking at the rest of them. Everything is well presented and access is easy. more »
Some interesting exhibits and history. Free entry and a decent cafe makes this a good place to visit when the weather isn't great.
Some interesting exhibits and history. Free entry and a decent cafe makes this a good place to visit when the weather isn't great. more »
I visited Photographer of the Year exhibition and also the large mammals collection. This exhibition is one of the highlights of my year. There are new things to see every year. I make a donation when purchasing my tickets. I also enjoy visiting the shop and its excellent selection of books, educational toys and beautiful handmade items. The restaurant is also worth a visit, with an enjoyable vegan selection. The staff are pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. I always enjoy visiting South Australian Museum in Adelaide.
Definitely a must see museum. And it’s free for the usual exhibits. There’s usually. Special one that would need a tickets. The free one already would take at least 2 hours so this could be a half a day and it’s enjoyable for the whole family. Couple of levels of different types of exhibits. A cafe and museum shop at the end for the one to wants a coffee and a souvenir.
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