What's On

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What's on

Captain Clancy and the Ghost Ship - January School Holidays

School holiday activity

Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 25 January 2017 Performances at 11am and 1pm (Weekdays only)

When Clancy is given a real-life sailing ship by her grandfather she thinks it’s the worst thing in the world… that is until she finds out the ship is HAUNTED!

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Hidden Port:Brought to Light

Exhibition

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.

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Living In Port walking tour app.

Miscellaneous

Explore the Port and slide into history

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Active II

Permanent exhibition

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.

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Action Stations: South Australia and the Navy

Permanent exhibition

South Australians have played a significant role in naval history from the formation of the colony’s navy in the nineteenth century.

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Dolphins! The Port River Pod

Permanent exhibition

The Port River dolphins capture the imagination of many visitors and offer an introduction to the marine environment.

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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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Tapestry of Treasures: The First Nautical Museum

Permanent exhibition

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.

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Port Adelaide Lighthouse

Permanent exhibition

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.

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Mosquito Fleet

Permanent exhibition

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.

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