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  • Address: North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
  • Hours: Open daily, 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Free

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South Australian Museum

This museum, with its huge whale skeleton in the front window, is one of Adelaide's landmarks. The enthralling exhibits showcase Australia's natural history and include a gallery devoted to Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson (with expedition footage). The absorbing Aboriginal Cultures Gallery displays artifacts of the region's Ngarrindjeri people.

Six floors of exhibits range from the focus on Australian and Pacific collections all the way through to the popular Ancient Egyptian room. There is a major fossil collection including perhaps the oldest piece found at 550 million years old. You can bring your own finds in for identification at the Discovery Center and visit the Information Center to find out more about Australia's Indigenous cultural heritage.

Practical Info

The museum is located in Adelaide's cultural mile, near the Art Gallery on North Terrace. The free City Loop bus, 99C, will take you there.

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Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise, Adelaide, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Adelaide on this afternoon coach tour with an optional river cruise. Your guide shares facts about the city as you see landmarks in ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.35
Small-Group Adelaide City Sightseeing with Handorf Tour, Adelaide, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Adelaide City Sightseeing with Handorf Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide. Learn about the city as you take in King ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.79
Adelaide City Tour with Glenelg Tram and Lunch, Adelaide, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Adelaide City Tour with Glenelg Tram and Lunch

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Discover the landmarks of Adelaide on a full-day tour that includes an afternoon at your leisure in Glenelg. During your morning coach tour, your guide shares ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Flexibile

From USD $83.51
Adelaide Self-Guided Audio Tour, Adelaide, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Adelaide Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. This historic audio tour will guide you through the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.99

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