South Australian Maritime Museum

South Australian Maritime Museum

Nestling in the heart of historic Port Adelaide, the South Australian Maritime Museum is an imaginative, contemporary museum spread over three sites. The Museum's main gallery is the 1850s Bond Store which houses three floors of interactive exhibitions bringing to life the maritime history of South Australia. A short walk from the main gallery is the 1869 lighthouse and the Museum's three floating vessels: the steam tug Yelta, the ketch Nelcebee, and the police launch Archie Badenoch.
The South Australian Maritime Museum is a Museum of the History Trust of South Australia.

Address: 
126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, SA
Tel: 
0882076255
Hours: 
10am-5pm daily, closed Christmas Day
Admission: 
Adults $8.50, Children $3.50, Concession $6.50, Family (2 adults & up to 5 children) $22.00
Facilities: 
Disabled access, adjacent to Lipson Cafe, shop, library, theatrette, education programs, museum venue for hire
Collection: 
Estimated 20,000 items plus 4,000 photographs. Strengths - Figureheads (11), model ships (approx 400)
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Items

Anchor

Best Bower Anchor from HMS Investigator

Description:
Matthew Flinders was forced to cut the Investigator from this Anchor during a slight storm off middle island. He wanted to return for it, but it was not located and raised until 1973.
Date:
1795

South Australia, Western Australia Coastlines.

Figureheads

Various

Creator:
Various
Description:
The Museum's collection of Figureheads is unparallel in Australia. Most are from 19th Century vessels and most visited South Australia during their life at sea. i.e. Star of Greece figurehead from the Famous 1888 Shipwreck.
Date:
19th Century

South Australia, Port Wirunga and Aldinga

Ship Models

Various

Creator:
Various
Description:
A collection of nearly 400 ships models. Some date from the 19th Century and many are in their original Victorian cases. Most have an Association with SA
Date:
Various

South Australia