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Museums & Galleries

Immerse yourself in the past, present and future, in science or creative endeavour. 

The City of Adelaide has many museums and galleries that will expand your mind, provoke discussion as well as showcase contemporary and traditional art and artefacts.

Read on to discover what you'll find in each of our city precincts.

Museums & Galleries

North Terrace

Adelaide's ‘Cultural Boulevard’ of North Terrace is home to our largest cultural institutions. The Art Gallery of South Australia, founded in 1881, has a collection of over 38,000 works of art, while The South Australian Museum has over five floors of intriguing displays including the world’s largest display of Australian Aboriginal artefacts. Also nearby is the Migration MuseumAyers House Museum and the Museum of Economic Botany at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Museums & Galleries

West End

The western side of the city and the Riverbank precinct is home to eclectic range of museums and galleries. 

Just west of Morphett St, nestled amongst UniSA and TAFE Campuses, you will find the Samstag Museum of Art, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, the Nexus Multicultural Arts within the Lion Arts Centre and the Adelaide College of the Arts - Light Square Gallery.

Then in the Riverbank Precinct, The Bradman Collection awaits at the Adelaide Oval, while across the footbridge the Adelaide Festival Theatre houses the Artspace Gallery.

Museums & Galleries

East End

Out by the eastern Park Lands is Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute where you will gain insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, culture, history and spirituality.

Nearby are a couple more lovely galleries; Urban Cow Studio and Council of Objects, both showcasing up and coming local talent and new design. And further South, on Angas Street, you will find The Mill, a collaborative workspace and gallery.

Museums & Galleries

City Central

Scattered throughout the central business district are hidden gems such as the national science hub RIAus and Art Pod one of the newest gallery spaces in the city that is viewable by the public 24/7.

Also close by are independent and private galleries such as Tooth and Nail, Espionage Gallery and Hill Smith Gallery.

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