Bay Discovery Centre

Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg: Address, Phone Number, Bay Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Bay Discovery Centre
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NinaAsia
Singapore, Singapore426 contributions
If you’re in Glenelg
Jan 2020 • Solo
As a foreign visitor, I found the stories of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains very moving. A pity the exterior of the centre is still under construction.
Written January 18, 2020
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Cedric Å
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
History and culture
Dec 2019
They go through the history of Glenelg from before the European settlers came, mainly focused on the history of how this part of Australia was changed when the settlement came. Insight in how the journey was from Britain to Australia. Also a section with memorabilia from Glenelg as a tourist resort during the 1900s. Quite well displayed, nice setting. Friendly staff. It only bugged me a bit that they started off by stating how the life aboriginal people are the "forgotten one" and how important it is that they don't get lost in history, but afterwards don't focus much on it. They also had a small art gallery. Free entry but donation is encouraged. Friendly staff.
Written December 24, 2019
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elddewt
Swindon, UK96 contributions
Very knowledgable staff
Nov 2019
Popped in here to try and get a fridge magnet, but alas they did not sell any. Lots of leaflets about the area and attractions. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written November 13, 2019
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Georgia W
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions
Catching up on SA history
Oct 2019 • Family
Spent the public holiday at Glenelg and thought we would stop by the museum. There is no entry fee, however, there are places to donate. The history was interesting and I liked seeing the different bathing suits. There were photos and videos of the old Luna Park in Glenelg. Spent a few dollars on the old penny arcade machines. Well worth a look if you’re down at Glenelg.
Written October 7, 2019
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getlost333
Adelaide, Australia80 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019 • Couples
Lots of history for the Glenelg Beach area small displays with interactive information well worth a visit
Written September 3, 2019
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Nikki
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Interesting and informative discovery
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Bay Discovery Centre has a great and informative museum upstairs. I went on one of the windiest days in Glenelg and it was a nice way to spend my morning! A fascinating insight into how Glenelg and Adelaide was established, Indigenous influence and how both have changed over the years. I never knew Luna Park was in Glenelg! It’s not an overly big museum, but allows you to read all the information on display in each of the sections. The descriptions took me on a journey and allowed me to picture life once upon a time in Glenelg and broader Adelaide. The front desk staff were very helpful and lovely. In fact I stayed and had a lovely chat to them. They are also happy to recommend places for a bite to eat/coffee. I would highly recommend visiting, as you will definitely come away with more knowledge than you came in the door with!
Written August 10, 2019
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Cameron and Mic... S
Cairns, Australia15 contributions
Eski as part of a display bought back childhood memories
Jun 2019 • Family
Nicely laid out with plenty of information and exhibits on display and the staff were very friendly. Well worth a visit if you have some spare time.
Written July 1, 2019
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Safari714033
11 contributions
Busy Bay
Jan 2019 • Couples
Hectic all the time good selection of food and many different drinks unheard of to us but once again very helpful and friendly people.
Written June 5, 2019
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MP48
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Glenelg Discovery Centre - very interesting Visitor Centre
Apr 2019 • Couples
Free entry into this Discovery Centre, and what a find it was! Easy to read information and pictures on the history of Glenelg, and well laid out. Unfortunately we arrived around 3pm and they close at 4pm so we could have had more time as the room was full of information and history.

A great find!
Written April 14, 2019
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Lama D
Sydney, Australia403 contributions
A Must For History
Mar 2019 • Solo
Once you arrive to Glenelg, make sure to check out this place first, it has an art gallery and museaum which gives you a lot of history of the area.

It is interesting and when you walk around you will recognise the historic landmarks :)

Written March 28, 2019
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