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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"ancient egypt"
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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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"free attraction"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took overseas relatives here and we all loved it. So much to look at and lots of interactive things for the kids. Free entry, we were very happy with our day there

Thank Cheryl A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I enjoyed the musuem with all its real life exhibitions and all the facts around that my son loved to read.

Thank Irena L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting things to see and do in the museum and with it being free to go too could spend many hours in there looking and learning new things they have on offer worth a look

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to explore rain hail or heat wave. Lots of cool things to explore and see. Great range to see both suits kids and adults. As a local is very much unchanged in 20 years

Thank Adelaide5250
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this museum for some weekends. It's a lot of fun. You can find animals and all the ocean life around Australia. Also there're minerals, rocks, fossils and also very interesting room about the fossils in Flinders Ranges. My children attended some amazing...More

Thank Dickinsonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide range of South Australian and regional items from the Pacific. I especially liked the Aboriginal exhibits and the Douglas Mawson, an Adelaide Antarctic explorer., Free.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum with good facilities and exhibits and activities for all ages. Entry is free except for special exhibitions. We actually went twice. First time we covered World Mammals, Pacific and Australian Aboriginal Cultures, where we loved the story and display of the Yuendumu School...More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was just a brief stop at this museum, and I may not have covered all the rooms, but I was "fairly impressed" by two of them: one is just near the entrance on the first floor with "realistic-looking" predators of the wild (meaning big...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About a month ago my friend and I went to the see the Waterhouse Exhibition at the museum. It was really interesting but because we were so hungry when we came out, we opted to try the museum café for a bite instead of going...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we live in Adelaide, it had been a while since we visited the Museum. Most of it is upgraded and looks stylish, but several rooms still lack the polish of other states, The Egyptian rook is a prime example of not much to offer...More

Thank Shane P
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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
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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