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Good news for our heritage fleet

Good news for our heritage fleet! 

The South Australian Government has released a strategy to preserve the maritime heritage in Port Adelaide, including our historic vessel MV Nelcebee. 

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Ground breaking technology could protect Protector

Earlier this month, the South Australian Maritime Museum and researchers from across Australia travelled to Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef to conduct a ground-breaking archaeological survey of the former Australian warship Protector. Read more about Ground breaking technology could protect Protector >

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Free entry pays off for Museum

The South Australian Maritime Museum has just shattered its record for the highest number of visitors over a single weekend.  Read more about Free entry pays off for Museum >

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Ringing in the changes at the Museum

On Friday 1 November the SA Maritime Museum will take delivery of the ship’s bell from South Australia's colonial naval vessel, Protector. On loan from the Royal Australian Navy, it will join a collection of over 80 artefacts linked to Protector and its crew. Read more about Ringing in the changes at the Museum >

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‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue

If you're stuck for inspiration this school holiday, look no further than our museums. From amateur archaeology at SA Maritime Museum, weaving at the Migration Museum to getting a 'licence' at the National Motor Museum, there's plenty in store for all the family. Read more about ‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue >

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Forget Father’s Day – what about Father’s Month!

Driving yourself nuts in the search for the perfect Father’s Day gift this year?  All at sea?  We’ve got it sorted.  From 2 - 28 September 2013 take dad to the National Motor Museum and the SA Maritime Museum for FREE!  Read more about Forget Father’s Day – what about Father’s Month! >

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National treasure on show at SA Maritime Museum

A ‘national treasure’, Arnold Colom’s Zee-atlas, will take pride of place in the South Australian Maritime Museum’s new exhibition First Voyages:  Exploring the Southern Coast from Wednesday 28 August. Read more about National treasure on show at SA Maritime Museum >

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Museum ‘ropes in’ maritime trades for tall ships event

Five tall ships will fill Port Adelaide’s Inner Harbor from 28 August to 1 September in what will be the biggest gathering of traditional sailing ships seen in the Port since 1988.  Read more about Museum ‘ropes in’ maritime trades for tall ships event >

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Windjammers: The Last Grain Races

“There were English, Finns, Irishmen, Welshmen, Germans and a Canadian aboard; but the largest contingent was from Australia.  Their motive for making the trip was – adventure”, seafarer, Martin Tunstall,

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