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South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent galleries including the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery, Pacific Cultures Gallery, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"giant squid"
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"stuffed animals"
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"aboriginal culture"
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"egyptian room"
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"pacific islands"
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"aboriginal section"
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"indigenous peoples"
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"free entry"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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"rainy day"
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"all ages"
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"gift shop"
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A line of students in their crispy uniforms await their turn to go inside the museum to view the vast collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world. Learning is one of the privileges of a student and this place affords them the luxury...More

Thank ynadqnor
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great museum to learn more about Australia's Aboriginal history. You can spend a whole afternoon here seeing artifacts and in particular the ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well located on beautiful North terrace, the museum is set in remarquable old buildings with contemporary arrangements. The XIXe gallery where Asian-Pacific traditional arts are displayed is a must see as it remains as it was in this age. The Aboriginal rooms are also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed the amazing history of yesteryear with the crafts of previous landowners and the history of Australia. recommend the whole family

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting different museums I really enjoyed walking around South Australian Museum. From the aboriginal culture to the animals. It’s such a beautiful set up.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great display over several areas, encompassing artefacts, history, art, lifestyle, ingenious use of natural plants, rocks etc for everyday living, fishing and hunting. Really enjoyed learning more about our indigenous people.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by a volunteer who gave us some idea of the special features we should not miss. This is a small museum and free entry makes it fantastic value for a visitor. The collection is centred on things South Australian, with its geological...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great, coming from Melbourne, its great to see a free museum! We really enjoyed an hour or so exploring.

Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The aboriginal exhibition over two floors was amazing. I learnt so much and hadn’t appreciated the complexity of the groups and the area they covered. The exhibition shows how aboriginal life was carried out in making things, finding food, tools and medicine. There is also...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

My husband and I stopped in here while we were exploring Adeliade on foot and were pleasantly surpirsed with the variety of historical material in this museum. It is free entry (with a donation box at the entrance) and well worth a visit if interested...More

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You might find street parking in the nearby side streets but in all honesty you're probably better off using public transport.
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