Past Events

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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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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 »