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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Adelaide is wonderful for the tourist in that all the major city attractions are side by side, on one main street. Excellent planning! I strolled through the museum, admiring the building and exhibits. It was a weekday so I had the place pretty much to...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for the photo exhibition which was fantastic. Didn't really see much of the other part but from what we did see we will be going back as we were time limited.

Thank TravellingLittleBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very interesting & has a great display of Aboriginal & Pacific Island artifacts, some of the best in Australia. We also loved the animal displays & minerals section. You could easily spend a day here & it is a great activity for...More

Thank 388katharinew
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a nice collection of many different things, like animals, aboriginal culture things and others. You can spend there a lots of time! I also thinks it's great for children, to lern a lot in a playful and nice way

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

SA museum has great collections of indigenous and Pacific island cultural works. It has opalised pleasaur bones, found on world famous SA opal fields. But for me it was the beautifully organised display of Ediacran era fossils and rock strata that was the highlight. Recently...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is dated with old fashioned displays, not enough hands on and very tired looking, not a place to exactly to engender awe at the world we live in. I bring to mind Museums overseas which have such a great vibe, not here I...More

Thank Clarendonite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The SA Museum is always fun to visit on a cold, wet day.The Kids, down from the country, always request a trip to the museum to see the dinosaurs, the animals and the Egypt Room....I always enjoy the Antarctic region showcasing Sir Douglas Mawson artefacts......More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

An average museum. But did not like the 'money box' as you walk in asking or suggesting for $10. Either make it free with a very small donation box or charge a fee.

Thank cinemaparadiso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. There's a meteorite in the front of this museum that doesn't appear as heavy as it is. I'm guessing it measures about 1.2m by 40cm by 50 cm. it weighs a massive 5000 kg. Unbelievable The rest of the museum is very interesting too....More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love visiting museums and I am happy I visited this museum as well. However I was expecting to learn more about Australia. In other words, I was a bit dissapointed because I was expecting to see a bigger collection of exhibitions directly related to...More

Thank kate8801
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