The Port is in flux. Dormant industrial buildings are being reclaimed and repurposed. With analogue cameras and rolls of film, three local photographers have unbolted doors to capture this moment of transition.
Explore the Port and slide into history
Our replica ketch brings to life part of the world’s last fleet of commercial sail and invites visitors to board a coastal trader from the 1870s.
South Australians have played a significant role in naval history from the formation of the colony’s navy in the nineteenth century.
The Port River dolphins capture the imagination of many visitors and offer an introduction to the marine environment.
Shipwrecks record tragic disasters but they also offer an archaeological record and a window to the past.
A museum within a museum, Tapestry of Treasures presents the Port Adelaide Institute’s nineteenth century collection with its original cedar showcases and copperplate labels.
Open from 10am to 2pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on Sundays. The Lighthouse is closed Saturdays.
Adelaide’s iron lighthouse was first lit in 1869 to mark the entrance to the Port River and is now open for visitors to climb to the lantern room.
It was one of the last fleets of commercial sail in Australia. The small ketches and schooners worked the coast from the 1850s to the 1970s.
Saturdays - two time slots available: 10am to Noon and 1pm to 3pm.
Pirate Captains can now bring along their crew and celebrate their birthdays on board the life-size ketch Active II at the SA Maritime Museum!