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.
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 Museum, Ayers House Museum and the Museum of Economic Botany at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
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.
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.