Step into a world of wonder on International Museum Day.
Museums are a fantastic place to visit. They proudly display artifacts from our region, giving us insight into our communities' history, culture, and way of living from hundreds of years ago. We are also lucky to have artifacts from around the world, which allow us the opportunity to gain more knowledge, empathy, and understanding about the world we live in.
Adelaide has an amazing range of Museums for the whole family to visit. Why not set aside the a few hours on Friday 18 May, to visit your family's favourite museum, or check out a museum you have never been to before. You can even make a weekends out of it and visit all of the museums mentioned below.
South Australian Museum has a variety of amazing exhibitions to attend. There are also some exciting, interactive shows and classes, such as the Young Explorers program, designed for children from 3- 5 years of age.
While you're there, don't forget to check out their Discovery Centre. It's a great, hands-on experience for the whole family.
This museum is perfect for the locomotive enthusiasts. National Railway Museum is filled with interactive areas, which are perfect for the hands-on children. There is also a large Model Railway display, a free ride around the museum on a small train (price is included in the entry fee), and you can ride the Semaphore Train along the Semaphore coastline to Port Malcolm (one-way, or return).
Details Address: 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide 5015
Discover the intriguing, and spooky 150 year history of the Adelaide Gaol. Try your hand at unpicking the locks within the prison, and try on the handcuffs, and leg irons that the prisoners wore during the prisons' operations from 1841-1988.
For the Cricket loving family, The Bradman Collection is the place to visit. The collection is on loan from State Library of South Australia, and being displayed in a custom built museum in the Adelaide Oval.
Take a look at Sir Donald Bradman's personal collection of clothes, trophies, balls, and bats from 1927- 1977. Enjoy watching footage of Bradman, and taking part in the interactive museum.
Details Adelaide Oval- River Bank Stand (access through the South Gate), War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide 5006
Phone: (08) 8205 4700
Open: 9:00am- 4:00pm, 7 days a week. Entry is FREE
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