Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Where can I find information about a ship or passenger that came to South Australia?
Refer to our Research Guide: Tracing your ancestor’s voyage to South Australia for a comprehensive list of resources.
How can I donate an item to the South Australian Maritime Museum?
Item donation enquiries for the South Australian Maritime Museum are managed by the History Trust of South Australia collections team.
See the Item Donation page to read about donation policies and procedures and to complete an online donation form.
How can I visit the Port Adelaide Lighthouse?
The South Australian Maritime Museum offers guided tours of the Port Adelaide Lighthouse.
These tours run for 45 minutes and include an exhibition and historical overview of the Lighthouse, a climb to the viewing deck, and a demonstration of the lantern.
See the Port Adelaide Lighthouse Tours page for more information, upcoming tour dates and bookings.
Where can I park when visiting the South Australian Maritime Museum?
Free all-day parking and two-hour parking is available on the streets surrounding the Museum.
The closest public carparks are on Lipson St next to Port Adelaide Police Station, the McClaren Parade Carpark (ticketed), and the 20 N Parade Carpark.
See the Access page for information on accessible parking.
Can I hire the South Australian Maritime Museum for an event?
Yes! We have hosted many different events at the Museum including performances, talks, and parties.
See the Venue Hire page for more information.