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The South Australian Museum on North Terrace is Adelaide’s big museum. It features all the usual exhibits – rocks, Aboriginal artefacts, an Egyptian mummy and a whale skeleton.

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North Terrace, Adelaide SA
Bus 170, 172, 11, 178, 178F, 178S, 179, 179F, 528, 548, A014, G40, G40M, N178 (stop: North Terrace) Tram Rundle Mall
Telephone (08) 8207 7500
Admission free
    Open 10am–5pm daily

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  • MAC, 15 May 2023

    Love this museum for its variety of displays over 4 levels, with interesting information for each one. Not so large a museum, which makes it less boring. Great taxidermy work and Egyptian exhibits!

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  • Rachel, 18 Mar 2018

    Free entry for the permanent exhibitions

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  • Naomi, 02 Feb 2018

    Some of the oldest museum displays in the country combined with new discoveries

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  • Jo, 02 Oct 2017

    Do take advantage of the free entrance and get a glimpse of SA history.

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  • Anita, 24 Feb 2017

    Love the Mawson exhibition.

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  • Vicky, 13 Sep 2016

    They have the oldest aboriginal artefacts exhibition and it tells the story beautifully! Worth a visit or two.

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  • Emilijan, 25 Sep 2015

    The aboriginal section is extraordinary. Wonderful museum, definitely worth visiting.

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  • Anita, 11 Mar 2015

    Love the Mawson exhibition

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  • Supermozzie, 27 Nov 2014

    The free tour by Philip is very interesting and informative.

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  • Ange, 22 Mar 2014

    Incredible collection of Aboriginal and Pacific Islands cultural artefacts.

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  • Belinda, 09 Jun 2013

    Do the guided tour! The guide was very informative, it runs for about an hour and they base it on what the audience themselves are interested in.

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  • Belinda, 09 Jun 2013

    Cafe food isn't satisfying at all.

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  • Sarah, 26 Apr 2013

    The fossil dig proves very popular. Best sandpit ever

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  • zane, 21 Oct 2012

    The geology section rocks!

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  • Danny, 30 Jan 2012

    Definitely check out the "Journey to the Abyss" exhibit while it's still here.

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  • Taezar, 04 Sep 2011

    Fantasitc anthropological - best around. Free wifi and free entry.

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  • Dan, 09 Jul 2011

    The South Australian biodiversity exhibit is exceptional... Spend an hour or so getting to know the local fauna!

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  • Vincent, 21 Oct 2010

    Free museum with important collection of Aboriginal art

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  • Sarah, 11 Jun 2010

    The museum host some great exhibitions including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year all the way from London in May/June.

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  • David, 11 Feb 2010

    Catch the lion twitching, search for the giant squid and find the mumified cat.

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