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South Australian Museum

  • North Terrace Map It
  • City Center

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

This museum's Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery 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; an Opal-Fossils 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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

08-8207–7500

Published 07/21/2016

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