Past Events

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Haunted

Family activity

19 and 20 October 2013, between 10am to 8:30pm

For this year's Port Festival, the SA Maritime Museum is filled with ghosts from the Port's colourful past!

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Dig It! Archaeology for active kids

Family activity
Bookings are required for groups

Monday to Friday: 30 Sep to 11 Oct 2013 10am to 3pm

Dig it! Build it! Find it! Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty this school holidays! You can ‘dig’ around to uncover lost relics from an unknown past with the help of an Archaeologist, ‘build’ a picture of maritime life by piecing together remnants of artefacts and ‘find’ yourway around the museum to earn a reward. So dust off your explorer’s kit and get ready for adventure!

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Festival of Maritime Trades

Special event

31 August 2013, 11am to 5pm

Festival of Maritime Trades at the SA Maritime Museum-- this Saturday only!

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Tall Ships Visit Adelaide

Special event

28 August to 1 September 2013

Five tall ships will meet at Port Adelaide’s Inner Harbor from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September. It will be the biggest gathering of sail in 25 years!

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Windjammers: The Last Grain Races

Temporary exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the men and women lucky enough to take part in the last Grain Races.

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Archaeology Revealed!

Family activity

19 May, 11am - 3pm

An interactive workshop on the history and archaeology of Port Adelaide. Hands-on activities: great for kids!

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Almost French

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 9 May 2013, 6pm

A private viewing of our exhibition Terre Napoleon and join in the discussion as some of Australia's major scholars of French history unpack the fascinating story behind French exploration of our coastline. 

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Stung.

Miscellaneous

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™, Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize Winner Jellyfish, by Scott Farrand,  installed at the South Australian Maritime Museum from 21 March. 

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The Ghosts of Memory Cove

School holiday activity
Bookings are required for groups

Meet The Ghosts of Memory Cove in a highly interactive adventure that features dancers, actors, puppets, and a spectacular (and spooky) video projection, The Ghosts of Memory Cove is a wistful and magical re-telling of one of South Australia's most important sea-faring adventures.

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First Voyages: Exploring the Southern Coast

Permanent exhibition
Bookings are required for groups

Now open

First Voyages: Exploring the southern coast charts a history of exploration from the Greek geographer Ptolemy's ancient speculation about an unknown south land,Terra Australis Incognita,to the completion of the map of Australia.

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