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Bay Discovery Centre

Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8179 9508
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Fascinating Place Of Historical Significance!

Whether One Is Aa Local or Visitor...it is a place where one can spend time getting to know more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Bay Discovery Centre

We visited here when we first arrived and the two ladies working there were very pleasant and most... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
Tullamarine, Australia
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Colley Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8179 9508
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether One Is Aa Local or Visitor...it is a place where one can spend time getting to know more about South Australia, look at, and wonder at the Artifacts and Coins and Other Collections that were salvaged from the sunken ships. The models of the...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

We visited here when we first arrived and the two ladies working there were very pleasant and most informative. There is a museum upstairs which proved to be very interesting.

Thank 308mazza
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is an interesting museum about the local area. It is within the Glenelg Visitor Centre, a beautiful old building. It is not a large museum, but is very well done, and is interesting. Worth a visit

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Thoroughly recommend this center, most enjoyable for all ages. Our 9 year old related to many of the exhibits. My age group remembered all the early Glenelg, trams etc. Would recommend all to put aside a few hours to explore this interesting place.

Thank helenwilliams2013
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

On the final days of our SA Holiday and visited Glenelg's Bay Discovery Centre certainly some excellent displays of how it was. Certainly worth a visit and caters for all ages and it's right beside the beach easy to find.

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The Glenelg Town Hall was built in 1875, by famed architect "Edmund Wright", who designed many of Adelaide's original buildings. In 1877 the building was purchased by the Glenelg Council to be used for council meetings. In 1997 the building was no longer used as...More

Thank donpuck
Reviewed March 31, 2017

So close to all the shops and the just before the pier and beach. Very interesting place and has history. Even older children should enjoy, certainly worth a visit.

Thank le g
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Make time to look around and visit more than once. The volunteers are so helpful and full of knowledge - and the centre is full of interest showing life in a time gone by - you will be enthralled by it all

Thank 357Mags
Reviewed February 9, 2017

We stumbled across this, but were very impressed. Lots of local history and information and very well presented - excellent for kids on a wet day

Thank Megan H
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I visited while travelling to Melbourne. The discovery centre has a lot of cool history information and historical videos. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

Thank Patricia V
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