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South Australian Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum is a "must see".

We like to visit good museums, but we don't go into detail at every display and read every sign... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oakville, ON
Egyptian Room is AMAZING!!

The museum overall is good, but not much in the way of interactive display for kids. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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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...more
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm daily 1/3/19 - 14/7/19 Book On-Line before you go, you may not get in otherwise. $16 non-members $12 Museum members Doesnt matter where you sit you all have a front row view 😀 I am a diver and have marked this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is probably one of Adelaide's more compelling cultural sights, but it also has some noteworthy weaknesses. The main drawback is that the museum is a bit dated, especially the biological exhibits. It has a lot of stuffed animals in glass cabinets, which gives...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank camsean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to visit good museums, but we don't go into detail at every display and read every sign, etc. Often we just walk though and about, seeing highlights or maybe some presentations. We spent more than our usual time in this beautiful museum. Spoke...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steelers36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum overall is good, but not much in the way of interactive display for kids. The highlight is a tiny room tucked up in the top level - the Egyptian room. I used to skip school and visit sometimes. When my son was 4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank expeditionsandevents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the museum to see the Australia National Geographic Photo Exhibit which was great. Then I wandered around the museum, what I found most interesting was the opal exhibit. I learned so much. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoloMode
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to this museum. It’s free and has visitors of all ages captured by the several different floors of exhibits. There are whale and dinosaurs exhibits, mammal exhibitors, aboriginal and Pacific island exhibits. We particularly loved the Antarctic exhibit complete with pictures...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 568murrayb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interactive displays, well set out and room to sit and admire displays. Great gift shop with a good variety of products

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathyS220990
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

I think this museum does a really good job. Entry is free and all the exhibits are great. Never seems too busy despite being fairly small. Staff very helpful too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CaneloLeche
Reviewed 4 February 2019

The SA Museum may not be the largest in Australia, but its collections are better organised than those in Sydney and Melbourne. This makes the visitor experience better. The Victorian Museum wins on technology as it is in a new building. Located in the cultural...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GordonplusE
Reviewed 3 February 2019

We enjoyed the aboriginal exhibition on the ground floor. The exhibits on the first floor (more aboriginal and South Pacific ) were fascinating but housed in very old cabinets. Somehow it had a charm to it in a strange way. Beautiful examples of mask s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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13 December 2018|
Response from Deb N | Reviewed this property |
Its your choice. Donation box only.
13 December 2018|
Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
We were not charged any admission fee on the day we visited this museum. The admission to this beautiful and interesting museum is FREE!
2 April 2018|
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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.