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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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We went on a Friday day time, and nothing and I mean nothing was open, shops, cafes and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Cazneaux photos make this worthwhile

The excellent display of Harold Cazneaux's photos from about a hundred years ago and the contrast... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8207 6255
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday day time, and nothing and I mean nothing was open, shops, cafes and restaurants all shut on a beautiful hot day, I thought this was holiday season and people would want trade. We went on the Christmas pageant night, and...More

Thank Sharr1964
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

The excellent display of Harold Cazneaux's photos from about a hundred years ago and the contrast to the photos taken last year show the great changes to Sydney over this period. All the other material was also very well displayed and made the visit worthwhile....More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Great place to take the family. Very educational and brought back memories of old school days. Good prices. Recommend schools get their kids in there for excusions.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The museum looks small from the outside but is housed over three floors and is full of interesting displays. The centre piece is an old sailing boat that visitors can board and explore. In the basement are displays of cabin conditions that settlers endured during...More

Thank Maggiemum2
Reviewed July 21, 2017

During the winter school holidays we visited the museum for the first time and took in the Pirate Show. Great interactive show with 3 pirates, all singing and dancing telling a story on the actual ship that you could walk around as part of the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This was a fun journey into the maritime history of Australia, we also got to climb to the top of the Lighthouse as part of the entrance fee, which was pretty cool (Tight squeeze though). There's a gift shop at the exit of the museum,...More

Thank nicko_jess
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

An educational and entertaining wander through a lovely venue, with something for everyone. The shipwreck history is both sobering and fascinating. You can also get the sense of what ship life may have been like, with the interactive exhibit. Worth a visit!

Thank Amelielovestotravel
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

A great display of maritime history in a beautiful historic building. Interactive displays for children. Entrance ticket also gets you into Port Adelaide lighthouse. Allow 1-2 hours

1  Thank Relle N
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

A visit here takes you back into times when Australia was reached by crossing the oceans and taking months in doing so. Visitors walk on the planks of a replica boat. There are photos and nautical exhibits, much of it interactive, Children learn while having...More

1  Thank Annasus2016
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I've been to a lot of Maritime Museums in the world and this one has to be one of the best. It's well designed and very interactive. It has a wonderful section on shipwrecks and lots of information about maritime voyages etc. It's in a...More

2  Thank MonoFelizPanama
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