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  • Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Hours: The Mortlock Wing is open 10am-5pm daily, and the Spence Wing is open 10am-8pm Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Thursday-Friday, and 10am-5pm on weekends. Closed on public holidays.

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State Library of South Australia Tours

Housed in a French Renaissance building from 1884, the State Library of South Australia has the state’s largest literary collection and public reference library. Now comprised of multiple wings, the museum is known for the Mortlock Wing and its architectural beauty, which has led to its inclusion on lists of the world’s most visually stunning libraries. Inside of the vaunted building is a cornucopia of knowledge, on everything from wines of South Australia to pieces of South Australiana that detail the area’s heritage. You’ll also find a large selection of texts on indigenous Australian heritage, as well as a library for the Royal Geographic Society of South Australia. At the Treasures Wall, ogle over rare books and highlights from the library’s collections, some of which date to the ancient world or are the only remaining document in print. Aside from the wealth of literary offerings, the library houses cultural collections of art and memorabilia, from Ernabella rugs from Pukatja aborigines, to over 30,000 items that comprise the Australian Aboriginal Ethnographic collection.

Practical Info

There are free tours daily at 11am and 2pm that are led by local volunteers. There are also services for genealogy and researching family history, as well as a café for a quick bite or drink.

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Adelaide City Tour with Optional River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission, Adelaide, null
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Adelaide City Tour with Optional River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission

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Take a 3-hour city tour with optional activities afterward to get to know Adelaide, a wonderful blend of old and new where historical buildings stand next to ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.55
Adelaide City Tour Including Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, City Tours
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Adelaide City Tour Including Adelaide Oval

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Enjoy a warm welcome to Adelaide with a morning city sightseeing tour followed by an in-depth walk through the iconic Adelaide Oval. Your expert guide shows ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.94
Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour, Adelaide, City Tours
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Cultural Caper Adelaide Walking Tour

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Enjoy an easy-paced 2 hour small-group walking tours along North Terrace in the city of Adelaide. The focus of the tour is on history, heritage and culture and ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $21.74

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