Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Important information when planning your visit

We’re committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe as we reopen. To do this, we have implemented some practices and procedures to align with state and federal government guidelines and requirements.

Please read the following information before your visit to ensure everyone can enjoy the South Australian Museum and stay COVIDSafe.


We recommend you book and pay for your ticket in advance. Book your tickets now

During your visit


We cannot store personal items at the South Australian Maritime Museum while you visit.

Cashless payments only

We are only accepting cashless payments by card so please ensure you bring suitable payment options.

During your visit

Please maintain 1.5m distance

We ask that you observe social distancing requirements and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between you and others.

Increased cleaning program

We have increased our cleaning program across our museum, particularly in high-touch areas or displays.

Maximum capacity

We will continue to comply with government regulations for the maximum number of people allowed within our museums and within individual rooms and galleries, and this may change over time. We ask you to observe the indicated maximum capacity of a space at all times.

Hygiene stations

We have installed hygiene stations around our museum for your use, particularly in areas with higher touch points. We encourage you to use these at any time.

Suggested paths

In some spaces and galleries, we have provided a suggested path through our exhibition to maintain the required social distancing. Please observe these paths if possible.


Our visitor engagement team have been trained to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for our visitors. Please speak to them if you have any concerns or questions.

Hygienic practices

We ask that you continue to practice safe hygiene by washing hands thoroughly, using hand sanitiser where possible and please do not visit our museum if you are unwell.


If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.

We thank you for visiting us at the South Australian Maritime Museum and for supporting our approach as we work together to remain COVIDsafe.