South Australian Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The South Australian Museum is renowned for its world-class natural history and cultural collections.

The Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material, with over 3,000 artefacts on display, and the culturally significant Yuendumu Doors. The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery brings into sharp focus the land and marine wildlife of South Australia, with touch screens, interactive elements and a wealth of information.

Other galleries include the Pacific Cultures, Megafauna, Opalised Fossils, Polar, Ediacaran, Minerals and the Ancient Egyptian Room. The ever-popular Discovery Centre on level one contains a wealth of information and direct access to the collections, with staff available for identification of objects and assistance with research.

A vibrant program of temporary exhibitions includes the prestigious annual Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, the stunning Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition, and annual summer blockbuster events that are always a big hit.


Aboriginal Culture Art & Culture Cafe Conference/Convention Facilities Family Free Wifi History & Heritage Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lockers National Trust Parents Room Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet Walk

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Half day and full day nature based tours in Adelaide South Australia

Pure SA – nature based tours


A range of hand crafted goods are available.

Handspinners and Weavers Guild of South Australia Incorporated

Mile End, West Torrens

Ayers House Museum

Ayers House Museum


Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney Tours

Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney Tours

Norwood, Norwood Payneham St Peters


Cultural Heritage Centre

St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters

A blue banner hangs from the ACE Open exterior

ACE Open


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