Past Events

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Pirates: Skulduggery at the Maritime Museum

Exhibition

Come aboard if you dare and enter the world of piracy with Pirates! Skulduggery at the Maritime Museum these summer holidays.  The exhibition explores both the fantasies and facts surrounding pirates. It’s a hands-on interactive experience for the young, and young at heart. 

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Yelta steams again

Special event
Bookings are essential

16 and 17 November 2013, cruise departs at 1:30PM

Cruise the Port river on Yelta this weekend

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Port Festival

Special event

Get spooked during your free visit to the museum this weekend, Look out the lighthouse, tour Torrens Island Quarantine Station and don't miss the boat as ST Yelta steams again as part of the Port Festival.

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Torrens Island Quarantine Station tours

Special event
Bookings are essential

19 and 20 October 2013, tours depart at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm

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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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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