South Australian Museum, Adelaide

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Founded in 1856, South Australian Museum houses the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artifacts as well as several permanent galleries, including ones showcasing Australian biodiversity and the richness of Pacific cultures. The museum is part of a complex of buildings in the cultural precinct of the Adelaide Parklands, where you can also visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Mortlock Library. Join a guided tour to learn about this country's artistic and cultural heritage or roam the museum's numerous free exhibits on your own. The food kiosk offers indoor or outdoor seating, hot meals, and cold drinks. Plan to see South Australian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Adelaide online day trip planner.
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  • The museum had a huge range of exhibits - I really enjoyed the mammals exhibition and the Ancient Egypt room. These were really unique and I hadn't seen these in other museums that I've visited... 
    The museum had a huge range of exhibits - I really enjoyed the mammals exhibition and the Ancient Egypt room. These were really unique and I hadn't seen these in other museums that I've visited...  more »
  • Nice museum with free entry. The Aboriginal artwork is stunning but i felt that some of the other displays were a bit thrown together- stuffed animals next to minerals etc. It was OK to fill an hour.....  more
    Nice museum with free entry. The Aboriginal artwork is stunning but i felt that some of the other displays were a bit thrown together- stuffed animals next to minerals etc. It was OK to fill an hour.....  more »
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  • Great free outing to have with kids. The giant squid across 4 floors is a big fave. Some excellent indigenous exhibits too. And a decent sized ancient fossils and creatures section.
  • Wow. Wonderful experience. I'm from the US here, lots to see, not a dull experience either. Very friendly staff. One of the curators gave us a private tour. Best part of my trip.

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