Very interesting Adelaide museum well worth a visit. I found sitting in recreated cabins of 19 th and 20th century ships listening to passengers of the times describing their trips fascinating.
The South Australian Maritime Museum is custodian to one of the oldest nautical collections in Australia, a museum within a museum. The Museum of the Port Adelaide Institute was established in 1872 by local and international seafarers wanting a home for their collected treasures and curios. The collection was to become a cornerstone in the formation of South Australia’s cultural collections. In 1933 the material was reshaped as a specialist maritime collection and reborn as the Port Adelaide Nautical Museum.
The Seahorse Farm is open 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm and is home to Seahorses, Seadragons and some unique local temperate marine fish. There is a small touch pool that houses a dog shark. Not a large display, but interesting nonetheless.
No cameras or videos permitted.
The Migration Museum is housed in the magnificent Bond Stores which were erected in 1850 in Port Adelaide. Highlights are a full scale copy of a sailing sketch and the lighthouse that was built in 1869, where you can climb the spiral staircase to the top.
This museum is home to war memorabilia and military vehicles from the First World War to present day. There are numerous displays of uniforms, vehicles and radio equipment, as well as an impressive restoration workshop.
This unique museum houses the largest undercover collection of locatives, passenger carriages and freight vehicles in Australia. There are steam and diesel engines as well as rail cars, carriages and freight wagons on display. The Museum operates from two sites, this one in Port Adelaide and the Semaphore to Fort Ganville Tourist Railway that departs from the Semaphore Jetty, this is a miniature railway that visitors can ride on a two kilometer journey along the beautiful Semaphore foreshore.
Temptation Sailing offer a three hour cruise departing Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, to view the Port Adelaide dolphins.
For a small price you can sit back and view the dolphins or you have the option to put on a wetsuit and snorkel with them!!
This is a must do when in Adelaide.
To go to Port adelaide by bus from the city , the number to take is 177 or any bus starting with 17 number i think. Take about 30 minutes to reach there. Many places to explore such as Maritime museum, toy house, police musuem....however, all the "tourist attractions" places need to pay an entry fees.
-Take a cruise for whale watching.
Cost: AUST$2.50 per person