Past Events

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Through a different lens – Cazneaux by the Water

Exhibition

16 June – 15 October 2017

 A stunning exhibition of works by Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953), a giant of Australian photography, opens at the South Australian Maritime Museum on 16 June 2017.

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Ship loads of beer!

Special event
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 31 May, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Push the boat out with SA Maritime Museum curators and publican and brewer Jade Flavell as we explore the boozy history of grog at sea. A unique pairing of tasty historical titbits and thoughtfully researched beverages including a new specialty beer launched on the night. It's sure to make history!

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The Retro Lens: vintage photography day

Special event

All day

A Sunday packed with all things analogue: photographic tours of the Port's hidden corners, Pinhole camera safaris for kids, and tintype portraiture. Dress up and pose against vintage studio sets, encounter The Beastie (camera and developing lab in one), and create striking cyanotype prints in our Loft Lab.

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Historic tug cruises: ST Yelta

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May Boarding at 12:15 and departing at 12:45pm sharp

ST Yelta is South Australia's last working steam tug. Built in 1949, the tug spent its working life in Port Adelaide. View the vestiges of the Port's inner harbour and further up the river, enjoy a unique view of the Quarantine Station and remnant mangrove shoreline.

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Steam and Station Tour 2017

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017 Quarantine Station Tour - 10:00am ST Yelta Cruises - 12:45pm

Cruise and Flu - Don't miss this exciting tour combination! Cruise on Yelta and explore the Torrens Island Quarantine Station.

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Captain Clancy and the Ghost Ship Return for History Festival

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 14 May, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

When Clancy is given a real-life sailing ship by her grandfather she thinks it’s the worst thing in the world… that is until she finds out the ship is HAUNTED!

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Shelf life: unlocking the Maritime Museum store

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Monday 8 May, 11:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

The objects displayed in our Museum are only the tip of the iceberg. Much of the collection is kept in storage. Venture into our storage facility to peek into our drawers and scour our shelves. Learn about why and how we collect and discover the stories behind our 'store stars'.

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Culinary Voyagers: Dinner with Baudin

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 4 May, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Enjoy a five-course menu inspired by foods eaten during French navigator Nicolas Baudin's sojourn on Kangaroo Island in 1803. The South West Supper Club is a pop-up restaurant developed by one of South Australia's most dynamic chefs, Tim Bourke. Dine in the rustic ambience of Weman's sailmaker loft. 

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Undiscovered: Photographic works by Michael Cook

Temporary exhibition

In this exhibition of large scale photographs, celebrated photographer Michael Cook, from the Bidjara people in south-west Queensland,  subverts the gaze from the shore.

 

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Calling all Adventurers

School holiday activity

Tuesday 18 to Friday 28 April 2017 – 10am to 3pm weekdays

Calling all explorers, scientists and artists! 

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