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South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
61 8 8207 7500
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Ranked #6 of 86 attractions in Adelaide
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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Hertzliya, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I visited the museum during my day walk in the city, not planning to do so in advance. the fact it was on free and that I was getting little bet of curiosity over the aboriginal culture, convinced me to walk in. it was totally worth it. the authentic local cultures, animals, monuments and spectacular opals inside stones and bones... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
57 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here to get out of the heat and were delighted by the exhibitions. We passed over 2 hours meandering around looking at the various displays and catching up on information about the area. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The SA Museum is a treasure trove of attractions. The Aboriginal Cultures Gallery is fantastic and currently showing, the Ngintaka special exhibit is wonderful. The biodiversity gallery is very good. Nice cafe and outdoor seating area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great collection of Aboriginal art and artefacts. Would like to see a lot more contemporary items though. However, it is well set out. Some of the information in the more dimly lit cases is a little difficult to read so perhaps a thought especially for people with lower vision. Great place to spend a hot day.

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Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We enjoyed more than two hours in this museum. The exhibits were well described and mostly well lit. We'd encourage anyone who's not from the region to familiarise themselves by going to this museum.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent four enjoyable hours in this regional museum. It is not a huge museum, but its specimens are well kept and well labelled and displayed. Although one or two of the sections, such as the world mammal display, were a little average and could be seen in many museums, others are worthy of note. The Antarctic exploration exhibition, with... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We called in on our way to the Botanical Gardens and ending up staying for a couple of hours, it was so interesting and full of so many artefacts and information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Always an interesting museum to visit with constantly changing themed exhibitions, and don't miss the museum cafe where you can enjoy excellent food and beverage at a very reasonable cost.

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As I child I always loved the Egyptian room best, as a grandma I love the squid. My grandson and I always visit him first. We love the ice wall and I have a wonderful series of photos of my grandson each years with the penguins. First shorter than the baby and now taller than the adult. We visit several... More

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UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a superb museum! We visited this museum one afternoon in January 2014. The exhibitions were so well displayed and so interesting we only managed to see two floors and had to return for a second visit. Children will be fascinated by the Natural History of Australia in the Biodiversity Gallery and we were amazed by the artefacts relating to... More

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