Adelaide Arcade interior

Adelaide Arcade Museum

When Adelaide Arcade was first opened in 1885, it was hailed as the most modern shopping precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Arcade's extensive and colourful history is showcased in its own museum, which exhibits on the balcony level of adjoining Gay's Arcade and houses artefacts, traditional photographs, newspaper clippings, decadent clothing, trinkets and even an accordion that plays the official Adelaide Arcade Polka!

The Museum is free to enter and is open during Arcade shopping hours.

The first street statue erected in the city on North Terrace is actually a copy of a famous neoclassical work. Based on Italian sculptor Antonio Canova’s ‘Venus’, it was chiselled from Carrara marble by Fraser & Draysey, and presented by Mr W A Horn to Mayor F W Bullock on 3 September 1892.

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The Migration Museum is only a short stroll from Rundle Mall, and is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities.

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Where Rundle Mall, King William Street and Hindley Street meet sits Beehive Corner — one of the most well-recognised buildings in Adelaide and a popular meeting spot for many.

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Do you know what fritz, FruChocs or frog cakes are? You will after joining this short and sweet tour, full of local treats!

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