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Opening times & location

The South Australian Museum is now open. To comply with mandatory contact tracing, please ensure you scan the QR code for a COVID SAfe Check-In on arrival.

The Museum is open every day from 10am–5pm, including weekends and all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday. We open at 12 noon on ANZAC Day (25 April).

The Museum shop is open every day from 10am-5pm.

The Discovery Centre remains closed but is still able to answer your questions - you can contact us on our Facebook page, text us on 0411 659 261 or email

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Facilities & tours

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to offer tours at this time.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our free public tours, showing selected highlights of the Museum, when government health advice allows.

In the mean time our Front of House staff will happily recommend some alternative self-guiding options for your visit.

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Access & inclusion

The South Australian Museum is dedicated to ensuring that all visitors have an enjoyable experience at the Museum. If you need any assistance during your visit, please ask our friendly front of house staff.

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair can also be booked with our security staff for use within the Museum. All exhibits within the Museum can be accessed with a lift available to all levels.

Museum Café & Shop

The Museum Café is a relaxed and welcoming spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your Museum visit or alternatively enjoy a bit of retail therapy at the Museum Shop.

The Museum Shop is a haven for books, toys, unique handmade crafts, jewellery, and items you won’t find anywhere else. With more than 10,000 items, you’re sure to find that special something.

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