What's On

We present a range of changing exhibitions and events to interest people of all ages. Can't find what you're looking for below? Trying searching for events at the right of this page.

What's on

Shelf life: unlocking the Maritime Museum store

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Monday 8 May, 11:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

The objects displayed in our Museum are only the tip of the iceberg. Much of the collection is kept in storage. Venture into our storage facility to peek into our drawers and scour our shelves. Learn about why and how we collect and discover the stories behind our 'store stars'.

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Ship loads of beer!

Special event
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 31 May, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Push the boat out with SA Maritime Museum curators and publican and brewer Jade Flavell as we explore the boozy history of grog at sea. A unique pairing of tasty historical titbits and thoughtfully researched beverages including a new specialty beer launched on the night. It's sure to make history!

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Culinary Voyagers: Dinner with Baudin

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 4 May, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Enjoy a five-course menu inspired by foods eaten during French navigator Nicolas Baudin's sojourn on Kangaroo Island in 1803. The South West Supper Club is a pop-up restaurant developed by one of South Australia's most dynamic chefs, Tim Bourke. Dine in the rustic ambience of Weman's sailmaker loft. 

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Historic tug cruises: ST Yelta

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May Boarding at 12:15 and departing at 12:45pm sharp

ST Yelta is South Australia's last working steam tug. Built in 1949, the tug spent its working life in Port Adelaide. View the vestiges of the Port's inner harbour and further up the river, enjoy a unique view of the Quarantine Station and remnant mangrove shoreline.

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Torrens Island Quarantine Station Tours 2017

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May Sunday 18 June Sunday 23 July Sunday 20 August All tours depart at: 10:00 am, 11:15 am and 12:45 pm

The 2017 tour dates for Torrens Island Quarantine Station have been released. The archaeologist led guided tours will commence in May when we celebrate South Australia's History Festival . Spaces fill quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Captain Clancy and the Ghost Ship Return for History Festival

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 14 May, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

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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Steam and Station Tour 2017

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017 Quarantine Station Tour - 10:00am ST Yelta Cruises - 12:45pm

Cruise and Flu - Don't miss this exciting tour combination! Cruise on Yelta and explore the Torrens Island Quarantine Station.

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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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