Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg

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Specialty Museum · Museum
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  • This was particularly interesting going through the History of Holdfast Bay from settlement through to the 60's including swimwear and indigenous history 
    This was particularly interesting going through the History of Holdfast Bay from settlement through to the 60's including swimwear and indigenous history  more »
  • Free entry into the museum so one can explore what Glenelg once was and how it is now. Very interesting displays and information on the past glory days in the area before the storms ruined a lot of... 
    Free entry into the museum so one can explore what Glenelg once was and how it is now. Very interesting displays and information on the past glory days in the area before the storms ruined a lot of...  more »
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  • The Bay Discovery Centre is a wonderful Museum. It showcases the timeless and rich historic past of Glenelg and Adelaide. They have amazing videos, pictures, replicas and artifacts that shows the great past. It is very eerie and humbling, informative and sentimental self paced tour. The Museum is situated at the heart of the bustling Glenelg jetty, surrounded by the tram, cafes, restaurants, the beach, and kids park. It's easy access wheelchair friendly, has wonderful welcoming staff and volunteers. The halls are clean and bright, it has 3 levels. It has a kids corner where you can entertain the kids for a colouring in and a picture area. There is a donation box on the way to the 2nd floor. Elevators are available for people who need them. There are seats scattered inside the museum and guests are asked to look but not touch to preserve the authenticity of the artifacts. It's a medium sized museum, you can walk it in 15 minutes easily however remember it is a museum so take time to learn about the rich past which in one way or another has affected your future. A toilet is available however is not open due to Covid. The historical sections are spaced out so you don't feel cramp despite the size of the place, it has very high ceilings and well lighted despite having a few windows inside the 2nd and 3rd floors. It's Clean and well ventilated, no car parks available in the museum however you can park around the jetty area for a times one and free in the residential areas nearby.
  • The Bay Discovery Centre was some kind of museum which requires a gold coin donation. The whole area isn't very big, not too many exhibitions so it's easily done in 10 minutes. What I remembered was that it showcased some historical artefacts and uniforms of the olden days.

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