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What's on

Saving Nellie

Special event

Saving Nellie! We need your help.

The History Trust of South Australia’s SA Maritime Museum must raise $1.5m to ensure that the MV Nelcebee is preserved for future generations of South Australians and our visitors.

You can help our campaign to preserve the Nelcebee by making tax deductible donations. 100% proceeds guaranteed toward this project.

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Through a different lens – Cazneaux by the Water

Exhibition

16 June – 15 October 2017

 A stunning exhibition of works by Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953), a giant of Australian photography, opens at the South Australian Maritime Museum on 16 June 2017.

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School holiday activity - Treasure Island, the other side of the story

School holiday activity

10 - 21 July 2017, performances weekdays at 11am and 1pm.

Treasure Island: the other side of the story gives us a glimpse into some of the things that can go wrong while sailing in search of excitement. 

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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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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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