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Santos Museum of Economic Botany

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Interesting small museum on botany

Volunteer shared with us that similar museums hve been down in australia n this is the remaining... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
Singapore, Singapore
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MIND-BOGGLING displays - a must-see even for museum haters

This is the last surviving Museum of Economic Botany in the world, and it reflects not just the... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2019
Ingrid A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Hackney Rd | Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Volunteer shared with us that similar museums hve been down in australia n this is the remaining one. It is interesting to have many plant specimen. Never knew star anise from india is a common spice we use while japanese star anise is toxic!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

This is the last surviving Museum of Economic Botany in the world, and it reflects not just the indigenous plants that have contributed to Australia's economic survival, but ALL the plants that have featured in its history, starting with the understanding Aborigines had of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ingrid A
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Don’t just pass this building within the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Have a look at the exhibition- it is the true Victorian style with samples of hundreds of economic plants. Be surprised by the relationships between plant families and models of early plant varieties.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

If you have an interest in botany then the Santos Museum of Economic Botany is a must see ! It is located in the grounds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens at the eastern end of North Terrace. There are many fascinating displays from all over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed December 4, 2018

This is a small, yet adequate museum, located in the middle of the botanic gardens, next to the tropical plants greenhouse. The museum includes some lovely specimens of fruits, mushrooms and nuts. An extensive visit should not take more than 15 minutes. Entrance is free...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Pop in to the Museum of Economic Botany and you won't be disappointed! The displays are a work of art - fresh and interesting with all the old fashioned, hand written tags. Look for the indigo and a swatch of Egyptian mummy fabric from 1000...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

This museum sits unassumingly in a section of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens near Diggers Club. Once inside, those who have a genuine interest in botany, plants or gardening will find the exhibits fascinating. I planned on a 'quick look' the first time I visited &...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Freya1958
Reviewed October 22, 2017

A totally different museum than we have ever experienced before, and well worth a visit. You could even become so absorbed in locating things that you lose a great portion of the day. Many a conversation was had upon finding interesting facts and information about...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank beaustravels
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Botanic Gardens then make a plan to call in here for a look around. Really interesting display of historic botanical fruit, seeds, nuts etc. Dates back many years and a plethora of ancient things to see in an exquisite old...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MarkNob
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

This amazing museum has a ceiling alone worth seeing. From 1880 just remarkably beautiful. But the exhibits whether the hundreds of apple or pear types or the grains etc are all fascinating and interesting to people of all ages. Highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2017
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