Museum Café and Shop

The South Australian Museum is now open with the following conditions:

As per the rest of the Museum, the Shop and Café will have capacity limits and social distancing and hygiene guidance in place.

The Museum’s overall capacity, inclusive of the Shop, is currently limited to 1 person per 4 sqm at any one time.

The Museum Café can seat 30 people outside and 12 people inside, the 1 person per 4 sqm capacity applies. Entry and exit to the Café is via the Café terrace. If you visit the Café and require toilet access you will have to enter the Museum – the hallway between the Café and the Museum will always have bollards in place. Pram parking is available at the interior entrance to the Café.

Hand sanitiser will be available in all areas and we have removed 'tester' stock from our Shop shelves and shared use sugar, pepper and salt dispensers from the Café. For a contactless visit, we kindly request payment by card rather than cash and we are not able to accept keep cups.

As per the rest of the Museum, the Shop and Café will have capacity limits and social distancing and hygiene guidance in place.

Museum Café and SAM Coffee Hut

Museum Café

The South Australian Museum is one of Adelaide’s most iconic landmarks, sparking curiosity and wonder in the natural world. Our Café offers an imaginative menu of locally sourced ingredients and house-made products, designed to showcase South Australia’s finest produce.

Museum Members receive a 15% discount.

Open from 10am daily. You can view our menu here or call us on 8207 7332 for further information.

SAM Coffee Hut

Did you know the Museum has a pop-up takeaway offering? The SAM Coffee Hut trades from North Terrace to meet all your takeaway coffee, morning tea and lunch needs. 

Open 7.30am – 10.30am Monday – Friday. You can view the menu here.

The curation of Climbing Tree designed shelter and sculpture on the lawns adjacent to the SAM Coffee Hut is part of the Museum Alive series, made possible by Beach Energy.

a man behind a counter outside of the Museum is smiling and signs are in place to let people know he is selling coffee and food

Kids' parties

While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, the South Australian Museum has made the decision not to host kids' parties. We look forward to hosting many wonderful parties in the future. If you have an enquiry about holding a kids' party at the Museum, please get in touch at

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.

Museum Members receive a 10% discount on purchases.

Open from 10am – 5pm daily.

For more information, visit our Instagram page, call 08 8207 7370 or email

The Museum Shop, Museum Café and SAM Coffee Hut are operated by the Museum Foundation for the benefit of the Museum. Every purchase you make supports your Museum.

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