South Australian Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-882077500
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museum, Family And Kids

About South Australian Museum, Adelaide

The South Australian Museum is one of Australia’s most visited Museums and consists of collections that are nationally and internationally significant. The purpose of the Museum is to inspire in all the people a sense of curiosity and wonder about life existing on Earth. The Museum has been committed for over 150 years to make the cultural and natural heritage of Australia accessible and engaging for all. The environment is family friendly and that offers hours of educationally enriching experience for people of all ages. The South Australian Museum is truly the ideal place to visit to know more about the natural history of the place. 

South Australian Museum Information

  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in at the Information Desk upon entry.
  • The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts to all levels.
  • Seeing and hearing assistance dogs are welcome.
  • You may take photographs and video for personal use.
  • Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.

South Australian Museum Ticket Prices

  • Although admission is free, some exhibits may incur a charge.

South Australian Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Information Centre is open from 11 am to 4 pm weekdays and 11 am to 3 pm weekends and public holidays.

How To reach South Australian Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus to stop - Stop G3 North Tce - North side
  • Bus 98C, 99C, 170, 174, 176, 176G, 178, 178M, 178S, 178X, 281, 281K, 286, 287, 288, N178 to stop - Stop G1 North Tce - North side
  • Bus 170, 174, 176, 176G, 178, 178M, 178S, 178X, 281, 281K, 286, 287, 288, N178 to stop - Stop F1 North Tce - North side
  • Train BEL, BRTN, GAW, GAWC, GRNG, OSBORN, OUTHA, SALIS, SEAFRD, TONS to stop - Adelaide Railway Station

Restaurants Near South Australian Museum

  • Museum Cafe
  • Jasmin Indian Restaurant
  • Chris Jamer at Air

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Things to Know Before Visiting South Australian Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Adelaide include South Australian Museum in their plan

  • 42.09% of people start their South Australian Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see South Australian Museum

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Australian Museum

People normally club together Adelaide Zoo and Rundle Mall while planning their visit to South Australian Museum.

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South Australian Museum, Adelaide Reviews

  • It's the place to visit when it rains or when it hits 40 degree in Adelaide. They have plenty of animals and sea creatures; they also have real tortoise and lizards and beehives. Museum sells nice foods, I recommend their flat bread with lamb! It was so yummy and wasn't expensive. Their coffee is good enough and deserts are great. They also sell ice cream. At the moment dinosaur exhibition was very enjoyable although it could have been larger. Our son (5) really enjoyed dinosaur exhibition (finishing in May 2018 I think?)

  • A great museum of natural and cultural history. A great range of exhibits including a very good area showing aboriginal technologies, culture and history, with material on display rotated frequently. Extensive book displays, geological, fauna and flora samples. Polynesian history is also covered with some good exhibits. There's a nice eatery near the entrance as well as a gift shop.

  • Excellent staff. Didn't have to carry around baggage as it is taken care of in locker room with token. Every hall has a wall hanging basket where info on each and every display item is provided. Dynasor display was good but $15 ticket was a bit steep. It is still worth if you have kids. Animals from each continent displayed was good to compare in size. Fantastic collection of Aboriginal material. Comparison of all state boomerang was fantastic. Must see. Time allocated depends on interest and prior knowledge. Canteen and other facilities are good. Wheelchair friendly. Not sure about parking.

  • My three year old enjoyed him self very much. He really loved seeing all the animals and playing "can you find the... " as we walked through all the exhibits. Great free day out for all ages!

  • Very good for a free museum. Lots to see with a decent amount of focus on local stuff. They have rotating exhibits that keep things fresh.

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