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“Museum - yawn”

South Australian Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My boys are quite keen on Museums but they found this one on the boring side, except for the life sized lion that had a tail that twitched. The interactive components were well boring - TV's to watch & tap through items, slide out draws etc. Science centre marked on the front right side is actually just for scientists. Nothing there to make it stand out from the rest of the museums we've visited.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

My son found it facinating there was so much to see. He found the information about the indigenous people interesting and the displays were also very good.

Thank Clare D
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

There is a fantastic range of exhibits including local and Pacific artefacts. The Aboriginal exhibition is particularly good as well as aspects of SA's geological past which are fascinating. My favourite room since I was a child is the Egyptian Room. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Visiting the museum in the middle of a pacific islands trip, was a lucjy shot! They appear to have an amazing pacific culture section with a lot of information on Papua New Guinea and Fiji! Just an afternoon wasn't enough for us. To much interesting exhibitions going on.

Their displayse very interactive and suitable for all ages. Also for adults, not only for kids! Even when you're not the type of person who spends a whole day at the museum, the museum is set up with short exhibitions, so pick one and leave the rest...

Would definitly recommend the Pacific culture section, with documentaries on shark calling, and early female researchers!

Thank Jasper F
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

It's free and it's brilliant. I work for a Museum and always check out other museums on my trips and Adelaide is probably one of the best I have seen. Volunteers and security do most of the work with 90% of the exhibits in cases so not a big staff presence. Was surprised they let people take photos in their Aboriginal Cultural Exhibition but each museum has its own ways. Lots of different stuff to see and it's free.

Thank Caroline M
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