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“Very Interesting History” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bay Discovery Centre

Bay Discovery Centre
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$85.35*
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Adelaide City Tour with Glenelg Tram and Lunch
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
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Carshalton Beeches
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197 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very Interesting History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Centre gives a detailed history of the area and of South Australia generally. Very well presented and would appeal to children as well as adults. I learnt a lot.

Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
North Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

I was filling in time before meeting friends and found this to be very interesting. Very well done and certainly of good historic value. Brought back lots of memories of the 'old days' in Australia. Of interest to all ages. Good use of multi media to paint a picture and tell the story. As a visitor to South Australia I found the stories of famous South Australians of great interest. Nice to see the old style amusement pieces preserved too.

Visited December 2013
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Glenelg, Australia
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“interactive, family friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

and cheap! Even as a local this has been fabulous for our kids growing up. interesting facts about local history presented in a very accessible, multi media format. Displays working models of old style 'amusements'. Often holds art exhibitions as well. Very accessible by tram.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ros M
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

What a little gem this museum was. It showed the history of Glenelg, highlighting changing times and fashions on the pier and the beach. There was some great historical movie footage of the trams that run from Glenelg to the city, a collection of beach fashion through the ages, and an interesting collection of items found during a dig through the layers on the beach. It was manned by volunteers who were both welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend a visit if you've got a spare hour or so.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Barbara R
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Cooroy, Australia
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

This social history museum is free for a gold coin donation. It is well worth the visit to enjoy the Glenelg pier and beach history as well as a good account of the founding of SA. Well presented in an interesting and interactive format.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Jan A
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