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South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7500
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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 galleries including the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery, Pacific Cultures Gallery, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"giant squid"
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"stuffed animals"
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"aboriginal culture"
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"egyptian room"
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"pacific islands"
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"aboriginal section"
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"indigenous peoples"
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"free entry"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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"all ages"
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"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"great for kids"
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"couple of hours"
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There were so many attractions in this South Australian Museum. We saw skeletons of dinosaurs and skeletons of birds. There was a huge room of stuffed animals: lions, kangaroos, zebras, elephants and way more. There was a full floor for the Australian aboriginals. On another...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The South Australian Museum has many magnificent exhibits.Don`t miss the giant squid, the opalized/fossilized sea creatures, Mawson`s Antarctica exhibition and the Pacific Cultures artefacts. Research before you travel will enhance your visit. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has free entry to everything except special exhibitions and it is definitely worth a visit. Natural history collection good (check out the lion at the exhibition entrance, clever!). The way they have displayed the giant squid is good, and visit the "live animals"...More

Thank binduAustralia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited to have a look as it's been many years since my last visit. There a multiple floors of exhibits. Aboriginal artifacts, mineralogical exhibits, Antarctic expeditions, Egyptian history to name a few. You can easily spend an hour in here. There's a gift...More

Thank Piotr K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A line of students in their crispy uniforms await their turn to go inside the museum to view the vast collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world. Learning is one of the privileges of a student and this place affords them the luxury...More

Thank ynadqnor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum to learn more about Australia's Aboriginal history. You can spend a whole afternoon here seeing artifacts and in particular the ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.

Thank ahepworth82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well located on beautiful North terrace, the museum is set in remarquable old buildings with contemporary arrangements. The XIXe gallery where Asian-Pacific traditional arts are displayed is a must see as it remains as it was in this age. The Aboriginal rooms are also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoyed the amazing history of yesteryear with the crafts of previous landowners and the history of Australia. recommend the whole family

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I love visiting different museums I really enjoyed walking around South Australian Museum. From the aboriginal culture to the animals. It’s such a beautiful set up.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A great display over several areas, encompassing artefacts, history, art, lifestyle, ingenious use of natural plants, rocks etc for everyday living, fishing and hunting. Really enjoyed learning more about our indigenous people.

Thank bettepearson
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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.
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