South Australian Museum

  • Children catered for
  • Disabled access

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, Mawson, Ediacaran, Minerals and the Ancient Egyptian Room. The ever-popular information 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 ANZANG (Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea) Nature Photography, and annual summer blockbuster events that are always a big hit.

Contact Details

South Australian Museum
North Terrace
South Australia 5000

Toll Free Number
Not available

+61 (08) 8207 7500

+61 (08) 8203 9805

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  • South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Yuendumu Doors, Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia
  • South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia
  • South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia



  • Free entry

Opening times

  • Mon10am to 5pm
  • Tue10am to 5pm
  • Wed10am to 5pm
  • Thu10am to 5pm
  • Fri10am to 5pm
  • Sat10am to 5pm
  • Sun10am to 5pm


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Child Activities
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • First aid equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Guide
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lockers or baggage holding room
  • Parents Room
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Telephone for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled


  • Art and Craft making
  • Guided walks
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition
  • Self-Guided
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