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South Australian Museum

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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 8 8207 7500
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The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian...

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.

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great museum! free entry and free guided tours(usually 11am) with people who are really interested in what they are doing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great museum! free entry and free guided tours(usually 11am) with people who are really interested in what they are doing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I spent about 2 hours at the museum. Very interesting to move around and see things. The animals especially looked so real. We had fun. Photos are allowed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether there for advice on the water fowl of the Adelaide plains of the Indigenous areas of Australia, the Museum is where you will find out lots of interesting facts.

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Salisbury Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a very well set up atmosphere where you can go to enjoy the history that we have been able to have and display here in South Australia. Good day out solo, or families, couples, friends, everyone and anyone could appreciate and enjoy a day at the Museum.

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Thank Wade-Tyson
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

took the grandkids. although very young, they really enjoyed the animals. even us adults found plenty of very interesting things to look at. coffee shop had lovely stuff too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed right near the museum, so we had to go. We only had a few hours, and we really rushed through, there is heaps to see and do, and it is FREE!!!! A must do if you are travelling with your family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum with an amazing collection.  Some of the oldest artifacts in the world are found here, and are incredibly accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent local State museum with a comprehensive local indigenous peoples exhibits detailing the history of the local tribes.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well set out journey through time and continents. Very informative and interesting collections to suit all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love that museum. Quite interesting and educational especially for kids. The museum has various themes at every level, from dinosaurs and world fauna, to ancient history of Egypt, Australian aboriginal culture and world mineralogy. Especially love their temporary exhibitions and installations. The museum had a nice exhibition of Opals where kids were able to search for real opals and other... More 

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