South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide

4.6
#2 of 29 in Things to do in Port Adelaide
History Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including South Australian Maritime Museum
A compact and animated facility, South Australian Maritime Museum has an appropriate location in the old warehouses of the Elders Bond & Free Stores. These bluestone buildings--constructed in the mid-19th century--serve as home to a collection of more than 20,000 objects and a further 20,000 images. The museum plays an important role in the preservation of the state’s naval past, an area of history with great significance to the region. With our international travel planner, Port Adelaide attractions like South Australian Maritime Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

South Australian Maritime Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
243 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • What this museum lacks in size it certainly makes up for with interesting displays. The museum is split into 3 levels. The main level has a large sailboat which visitors can explore & captain by... 
    What this museum lacks in size it certainly makes up for with interesting displays. The museum is split into 3 levels. The main level has a large sailboat which visitors can explore & captain by...  more »
  • This is a great little museum with plenty of interesting exhibitions and lots of interactive displays. The building itself is lovingly restored from the outside. Inside it is 3 stories. Make sure you....  more
    This is a great little museum with plenty of interesting exhibitions and lots of interactive displays. The building itself is lovingly restored from the outside. Inside it is 3 stories. Make sure you....  more »
Google
  • Fantastic museum about the history of shipping around Port Adelaide & Adelaide. Lots of objects & items to examine, stories to read and videos to watch. Also information about RAN and Adelaide's contributions during the wars. Fascinating & highly enjoyable. Recommend a visit.
  • Nice place to experience the maritime history. Good vibe. Lot of new information to see and know about SA. Loved this museum and its storing of historical data. Did not take a volunteer but experienced it on my own. Took almost 1 hour to complete.

Plan your trip to Port Adelaide

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.