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South Australian Museum

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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...more
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, but the exhibits didn’t float my boat. Would not go back.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four floors of excellent exhibits. Wonderful for children of all ages - they will love it ! Huge selection of different animals, history, minerals, sea life, reptiles, birds etc etc. Plenty of seats for the adults. Very child friendly with exhibits that you can get...More

Thank Mytravadv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to the excellent classical museum exhibits that include a great Aboriginal section they are currently presenting the award winning National Geographic photography exhibition.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really excellent tour. Very full exhibits about the many aboriginal peoples and their relationships. Perhaps the guide could have been better versed in the details, but maybe it was also tough for her having several in her group who knew a lot about some of...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum regularly has speciality exhibitions that are noteworthy. The Waterhouse Prize and nature photography exhibitions that are on annually are superb.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this museum on the fabulous North Terrace. It's filled with hidden gems and quirky displays. From killing half an hour to spending a full day exploring, the museum is always worth a visit.

Thank alisonjane631
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a collection of aboriginal artifacts, with historic videos. My first time in Australia and learned so much.

Thank PhillyTraveller1997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is expensive in the city. Be careful. The exhibits are outstanding. Perhaps the lighting could be better in order to read the information boards.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum in the afternoon after doing a full day sightseeing so we had to be focused in what exhibits we had time to see. Would have liked to spend more time here as the exhibits are really good. Lots of interactive displays....More

Thank sarah b
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Took overseas relatives here and we all loved it. So much to look at and lots of interactive things for the kids. Free entry, we were very happy with our day there

Thank Cheryl A
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Response from Yunus M | Reviewed this property |
You might find street parking in the nearby side streets but in all honesty you're probably better off using public transport.