Past Events

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Terre Napoléon - Land of Napoleon

Exhibition

13 Dec 2012 to 21 June 2013

Terre Napoleon presents a rare and beautiful collection of artworks capturing some of the first European views of South Australia. They were published in Paris in 1807 to document the fauna, flora, people and places encountered by Nicolas Baudin’s voyage of 1800 to 1804.

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RMS Titanic: Voyage of the Century

Temporary exhibition

Get on board with the Titanic story at the SA Maritime Museum. 

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Rough but Honest: A History of Port Adelaide

Temporary exhibition

Port Adelaide has been the centre of shipping since the colony was founded in 1836. In 1982 it was declared the state’s first heritage precinct.

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Bound for South Australia

Permanent exhibition

Nine ships, 546 people, on the journey of a lifetime. What was it like to leave your home for a new life on the other side of the world 175 years ago?  Re-live this extraordinary journey, told in their own words from journals, letters and diaries and through the things they brought with them. 

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Gourmet Travellers: a sensory history of dining at sea

Exhibition

This one-night-only event for the About Time festival explored the ways in which food and drink were stored, prepared and consumed on 19th century sea voyages. 

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The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke

Temporary exhibition
The Institute of Backyard Studies hailed Henry Hoke as an unsung, inventive genius whose work could have revolutionised the modern world.  View this event »

Wrecked! Tragedy and the Southern Seas

Permanent exhibition

Shipwrecks record tragic disasters but they also offer an archaeological record and a window to the past.

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The River – Life on the Murray Darling

Temporary exhibition
The history of the Murray and Darling River is rich with stories of the river boats, communities and the agriculture that grew around it. View this event »

The Adelaide Steamship Company, Australia's Longest Line

Temporary exhibition
For nearly 100 years Adelaide Steamship Company ships provided a ring road around Australia carrying cargo and passengers through war and peace. View this event »

Tip of the Iceberg: unlocking the maritime museum stores

Exhibition
You may be surprised to know that the objects displayed in this museum are only the tip of the iceberg! Like many museums, ninety seven percent of the collection is kept in storage. View this event »