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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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South Australian Museum Reviews
We spent several hours here soaking up the history of the aboriginal people of Australia as well as many of the South Pacific countries. Admission is free. more »
Museums don't have to be stiff and formal any more, as curators all over Australia seem to be discovering. This one is filled with clever and informative displays about history (particularly... more »
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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