Past Events

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Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours 2016

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 19 June - 10:00 am, 11:15 am and 12:45 pm

Our most popular tours are on again! After sold out tours in May for the South Australian History Festival, your next chance to explore the abandoned Torrens Island Quarantine Station with our archaeologist led guided tour will be in June. Spaces fill quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Pirate School!

Performance
Bookings are required for groups

Monday to Friday only - 18 April to 29 April 2016 - Sessions at 11am and 1pm

Beware of Pirates! It's Pirate School holiday fun at the South Australian Maritime Museum!

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Tall Ships and HMB Endeavour

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 February 2pm to 4pm

The South Australian Maritime Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum are pleased to announce the arrival of the magnificent replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour

 

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Popeye and the Zombie Pirates SCHOOL HOLIDAYS JANUARY

School holiday activity

Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January, performances 11am and 1pm, weekdays only.

Popeye the Sailor Man sets sail from the SA Maritime Museum on two mad adventures. There will be sunken treasure, giant octopi, Sargasso Seas, sea hags, zombie pirates and plenty of spinach! Our interactive comedy will have children joining the action. There may even be a splash of Olive Oyl.

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Climate Century

Exhibition

Exhibition opening hours: Thursdays 12pm-8pm and Fridays to Sundays 12pm-5pm. Artist-run Tours: Thursdays, 5pm-7pm leaving from The Adventuress, 116 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. Climate Futures talks and workshops every Sunday 2pm-4pm.

The South Australian Maritime Museum has partnered with Vitalstatistix to present Climate Century — a five-year project inviting contemporary artists to work with local communities, scientists, and environmentalists to respond to the question ‘How will we commemorate and memorialise the climate century?'

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Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours - last chance for 2015!

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

18 October

Our most popular tours are on again and this is your last chance for 2015! Explore the abandoned Torrens Island Quarantine Station with our guided tour. Spaces fill quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Dive In and Dig for the School Holidays!

School holiday activity
Bookings are required for groups

Monday to Friday during the October school holidays

Can you dig it? Dive into the SA Maritime Museum this October school holidays and find out!

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Monsters, Myths & Madness

School holiday activity
Bookings are required for groups

Monday to Friday of the school holidays 6 to 17 July 2015 Performances at 11am and 1pm

Sail haunted ships into strange seas. Look out for mermaids singing ... beware of monsters rising from the deep. Help the crew navigate their way through salty superstitions. Dress up and come on a voyage into the fantastical with the Museum’s new holiday show.

 

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Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Monthly on Sundays between March - June 2015 (dates below)

Our tour will lead you through the landing and decontamination area, bathrooms, isolation hospital and morgue. The Quarantine Station is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers who almost reached Adelaide.

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Inner Harbour History Cruise

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 17th May and Sunday 24th May Cruises will depart hourly from 10am to 3pm

Cruise the Port Adelaide Inner Harbor on-board the historic vessel Archie Badenoch and discover the history of the people, industry and structures that surround South Australia's oldest working port.

The cruise includes Hart’s Mill, Birkenhead Bridge, Fletchers Slip, Dock 1, now home to the City of Adelaide and Dock 2.

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