The Maritime Museum collection began in 1872 to preserve, explore and celebrate the human history of our oceans and rivers. It is Australia’s oldest nautical collection and also includes new features, such as the Port River Dolphin area.

Renowned for its innovative approach to maritime history and education, the Museum incorporates the historic Bond Store with three floors of exhibitions, the Port Adelaide Lighthouse from South Neptune Island, and the much-loved steam tug, Yelta.

The museum is further towards the ‘Port’, but on the same street, as the Aviation Museum and the Railway Museum so you can hit all three in one day if you think your family can handle it! It’s probably more suited to school aged children, as there is a lot of information and a interactive aspects to the museum. It has a lot of big things to look at, but many more small aspects that won’t suit the younger children.

There is a small play area within one of the exhibits on the 2nd level for kids to climb through and investigate. There are stairs up to the second level and down to the basement, but there is also disabled access.

maritime.history.sa.gov.au

Open 10am – 5pm daily. (closed Christmas Day)
126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

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