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 Café can seat 95 people outside and 36 people inside. Entry and exit to the Café is via both the Museum and the Café terrace. If you visit the Café and require toilet access you now have full access to Museum internally. 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.

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 from 8am 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

Celebrate their curious spirit and special milestone birthdays with a themed party at the Museum they will never forget! If you have an enquiry about holding a kids' party at the Museum, please get in touch at or view our brochure here.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is a destination for books, educational toys, homewares, jewellery and gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Our products are carefully curated to offer an exciting range of items that are inspired by our collections. We are the perfect location to find something unique, memorable and alive with wonder. Whether it be a gift for a special someone or a keepsake of your Museum visit, we have something for everyone. 

Museum Members receive a 10% discount on purchases.

Visit us in store 10am – 5pm daily.

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

Museum Shop
Image shows the interior of the shop.


Bright blue socks with orange squid on them.

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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