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South Australian Museum

  • North Terrace Map It
  • City Center

Updated 01/15/2014

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This museum's Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery—the world's largest—houses 3,000 items, including ceremonial dress and paintings from the Pacific Islands. Old black-and-white films show traditional dancing, and touch screens convey desert life. Also in the museum are an exhibit commemorating renowned Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, after whom Australia's main Antarctic research station is named; a Fossil Gallery housing the fantastic opalized partial skeleton

of a 19-foot-long plesiosaur; and a biodiversity gallery. There's also a café overlooking a grassy lawn. If you are traveling during local school holidays, there are fantastic interactive craft and education activities for children for a small fee.

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Sight Information

Address:

North Terrace, near Gawler Pl., Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia

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Phone:

08-8207–7500

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–5; tours weekdays at 11, weekends at 2 and 3

Updated 01/15/2014

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