Adelaide museums

Adelaide museums

Australian Museum of Childhood

This unusual and fun museum for children of all ages is located in Port Adelaide. Some of the toys date back to the 1890’s. 95 Dale Street, Port Adelaide (08 8240 5200).

Ayers House Musuem

Named after this states premier Sir Henry Ayers, is the centrally located Ayers House Museum. Victorian domestic life is displayed right through the historic house, from costume, furniture and artwork. 288 North Terrace, Adelaide (08 8223 1234)

Bradman Collection

In part of the State Library, the South Australian Institute, built in 1861, is the Bradman Collection. Australia’s most famous cricketer Sir Donald Bradman’s own collection of cricketing memories are displayed here. Bradman lived much of his life in Adelaide, and died in this city on 25th February 2001 at the age of 92.
Corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide (08 8207 7595). Bus or walk from CBD

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is housed in the magnificent Bond Stores which were erected in 1850 in Port Adelaide. Highlights are a full scale copy of a sailing sketch and the lighthouse that was built in 1869, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top. 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide (08 8207 6255). Bus from city

Migration Museum

This museum is dedicated to displaying and retelling the many histories and diverse cultures that have made South Australia. The main galleries of the museum take you on chronological tour of South Australia’s history. 82 Kintore Street, Adelaide (08 8207 7580). Bus or walk from CBD

Military Vehicles Museum

This museum is home to war memorabilia and military vehicles from the First World War to present day. There are numerous displays of uniforms, vehicles and radio equipment, as well as an impressive restoration workshop. 10 Sturton Road, Salisbury (08 8285 3011).

National Railway Museum

This unique museum houses the largest undercover collection of locomotives, passenger carriages and freight vehicles in Australia. There are steam and diesel engines as well as railcars, carriages and freight wagons on display. The Museum operates from two sites, this one in Port Adelaide and the Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway that departs from the Semaphore Jetty, this is a miniature railway that visitors can ride on a two kilometre journey along the beautiful Semaphore foreshore. Museum located at Lipson Street, Port Adelaide (08 8341 1690). Bus from city, Semaphore miniature railway located at Semaphore Foreshore

National Wine Centre of Australia

Whatever you have ever wanted to know about wine you can find out here. South Australia is the wine capital of our nation and this centre promotes that fact by using interactive technology and multi media displays. There are also plenty of Australian wines available for tasting. Corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide (08 8303 3355). Bus or walk from CBD

Rodney Fox’s Shark Museum

Rodney Fox’s Shark Museum is currently closed. There is a new Rodney Fox Shark Exhibit at the S.A. Whale Centre at 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbour, one hour from Adelaides’s CBD. Contact (08 8551 0750).

South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum

This large Museum has six floors of of permanant and temporary exhibits. It displays the largest Aboriginal exhibition in the world. Other highlights are the Ancient Egypt display, rare fossils, Adelaide’s astronaut Andy Thomas’s space suit and life sized mammals. North Terrace, Adelaide (08 8207 7500) Bus or walk from CBD

South Australian Aviation Museum

A collection of aircraft and other aviation displays. Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. (08 8240 1230).

Date posted: 12th October, 2017

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