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South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
61 8 8207 7500
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Ranked #7 of 92 Attractions in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Northfleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

a pleasant morning. Items well labelled. Useful additional information available from the computers around the way.

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South Aust
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A museum is not usually the place I would associate with an art exhibition but this is one not to be missed. It is on yearly from the end of July through August. The exhibition captures science through many art forms ie paintings, sculpture, drawing, glass. The amazing variety of artworks and the high standard will intrigue you. Save some... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A very broad range of historical and cultural items, well put together. My 10 and 12 year old children loved it.

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hobart
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

great little museum as far as museums go. I have a bit of an interest in mineral displays and this museum has a cracker display.

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Adelaide
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34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wonderful museum with free entry. Beautiful Aboriginal Gallery on ground and mezzanine floors. The museum is L-shaped, so be sure not to miss anything. Also on ground floor are the stuffed animals from around the world, and a cheeky lion. The children love climbing the stairs to view the giant squid and scaring themselves on the glass floor. The Australian... More

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The South Australian Museum was on my list to visit for two reasons – a special exhibit on Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery that displays a large number of artefacts of the Ngarrindjeri people of the Coorong and lower Murray. Let’s start with the Aborginal People of Australia. One of the most momentous events in... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went to see the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. There was a variety of drawing, painting and sculptural submissions, some of which were very interesting. The rest of the museum was well curated and suitable for both children and adults.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I remember being forced to go here every year as a kid on the annual museum and zoo excursion and hating it. My fiancé had never been so I decided to surprise him knowing its right up his ally. We ran out of time the first day went 2 days in a row when staying in the city for our... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy to get around not to large so you can see everything in one visit.there are elevators for those that cannot easily traverse stairs.South sea islands display is very interesting. Had hoped there would be a bigger Indigenous Australia display

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful real-life stuff from all over this big country - documenting our unusual, colorful history

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