Past Events

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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 »

Exposed! the story of swimwear

Temporary exhibition

 Exposed! The Story of Swimwear highlights the designs and designers, past and present, at the forefront of Australian swimwear fashion.

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Beneath the Floorboards: archaeology at the Bond Store

Special event
Digging up the dirt on Port Adelaide’s past View this event »

Freshwater Saltwater - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prints

Temporary exhibition
The vast network of rivers, creeks, billabongs, lakes and coastal regions found across the country represent a rich source of food and culture for Indigenous Australians. View this event »

Shipwrecked: Escape from Davy Jones' Locker

School holiday activity

2 July 2012 - 13 July 2012 9:30am - 5:30pm

A musical misadventure presented by Michael Mills and the Australian Classical Youth Ballet.

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Captured on Canvas: John Giles’ Port Adelaide 1930-1960

Temporary exhibition

Captured on Canvas: John Giles’ Port Adelaide 1930-1960

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Last Drinks on the Titanic

Special event

Last Drinks on the Titanic

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Pirates of Penzance

Performance

The South Australian Maritime Museum and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA presented the classic musical Pirates of Penzance on the ketch Active II.

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Micromachina Aqua

Temporary exhibition

3 August - 10 September

This August, explore the quirky underwater world with MICROMACHINA AQUA at the South Australian Maritime Museum.

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Pirates! Skulduggery at the Maritime Museum

Temporary exhibition
Pirates brutal, yet somehow romantic reputations have helped create some of the most popular characters in fiction. But where does fiction end and history begin? View this event »