The exterior view of the South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is located on North Terrace, directly across the road from the Rundle Mall Precinct.

For over 150 years, the Museum has been committed to making Australia's natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun, and is one of the most visited museums in Australia.

A place where families can learn and grow together, the Museum holds collections of national and international significance and is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.

There's always something new to see at the South Australian Museum, as they play host to a vibrant range of exhibitions, always aiming to inspire a wonder and curiosity of life on Earth.

Just like Rundle Mall, entry to the Museum is free all year round and is closed only on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

The new look Gawler Place was officially unveiled in late 2019 and with it came the installation of two new innovative, bold and colourful art experiences — ‘Flow’ and ‘Ripple’.

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Walk too fast and you might miss the home of Adelaide’s ‘establishment’ on North Terrace.

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As Adelaide’s new cultural canvas, The Rundle Lantern is a spectacular and invigorating creation attracting residents and visitors alike.

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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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