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South Australian Maritime Museum

126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Educational

It’s good for kids. I like the information about the dolphins and it’s conservation of the species... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heidi C
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Great place too visit

Fantastic place to visit with family and friends. An amazing collection of South Australian history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Midwifemarie
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The Maritime Museum sits in South Australia's first heritage precinct. It presents exhibitions over three floors of an 1850s bond store, the South Neptune Lighthouse and the steam tug Yelta. The Museum is fresh and interactive and makes history relevant to a popular audience.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
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+61 8 8207 6255
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s good for kids. I like the information about the dolphins and it’s conservation of the species. It’s worth to go.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with family and friends. An amazing collection of South Australian history and a fabulous place for both adults and children.

Thank Midwifemarie
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our goal is to take maritime history to the broadest range of audiences so really gratifying to read your comments.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

this museum entry is also provided admission to" the city of adelaide clipper"anchoring at the waterfront near fisherman wharf market too. inside on underground level, there is exhition about life of migrants on oceanliner on way from europe to south australia.ground level, Big old ship...More

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

An exceptional nautical museum. Gives a history of shipping in the earlier days of Port Adelaide. Wonderful exhibit of the early days when the whaling industry was involved. History of immigration of early settlers to this part of Australia. These were not prisons. Many were...More

Thank alexandermayk
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for the review Alexander. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is a great museum to spend an hour or two in. Great displays and hands on activities. Great for those who love the sea and ships and kids seem to love exploring. Worth a visit if you are down the Port.

Thank Gdayworld
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I love this place each time i have gone see and learn more is sa history. At same time so much for the kids to see and explore n perhaps learn too

Thank mickadelaidez
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks so much for your generous review Mickadelaidez.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Met by a very helpful and informative staff member when I entered I then spent a good hour wandering around the exibits. A beautiful old building hoses the numerous displays which are professionally maintained and tastefully arranged. Learned a lot about SA's maritime past.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Our whole family enjoyed the trip tot he Maritime Museum. We liked climbing around on the ship and pretending to be sailors. The information in the basement on traveling to Australia by ship was so interesting. There were many other displays with a lot of...More

Thank JandSgotoPeru
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working on introducing more interactives which I hope will entice you back!

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic day out with the family. So much to see and do. Los of hands on activities to keep the kids and adults entertained. It would also be a fantastic place for a school excursion if studying transport or south Australian history

Thank leahjanetee
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you. I really appreciate your generous comments. Our goal is to create exhibitions that offer experiences on different levels for adults and families and school groups.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

this place is great to head back in the past and enjoy the port, I would recomend going here for the afternoon

Thank Tim M
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Kevin J, Manager at South Australian Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thanks for your recommendation Tim. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

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