The South Australian Museum in Adelaide has the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal artefacts and is one of the most popular museums in Australia. Committed to accessibility of Australia’s national culture and heritage, the museum is a fun, engaging place to be for the whole family to enjoy and learn.
There are five floors packed with permanent and temporary exhibits including Australian Aboriginal Cultures; 3,000 items over two floors including boomerangs, bark paintings, maps, early recordings, photos and some of the world’s only known bark canoes. The Minerals & Meteorites Gallery is a stunning collection of South Asutralia’s mineral specimens of all shapes, sizes and colours as well as rocks from outer space!
Whales & Dolphins have a special connection with the Australian people and the collection of cetaceans – Australia’s largest – includes an 18m long sperm whale skeleton and the World Mammals Gallery on the ground floor is a firm favourite with young and old alike and includes the articulated skeleton of Miss Siam, a 100-year old Indian elephant who lived in Adelaide Zoo.
With a modern café (where you can sit underneath the whale skeleton) and of course the obligatory museum shop, the South Australian Museum is a great day out for the whole family.