Adelaide is the ideal Australian destination for those who enjoy visits to museums and art galleries; here are some key attractions to enjoy cultural discoveries, art and more.
South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum houses a stunning treasure trove of exhibits including the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal artefacts in the world. Covering aspects of natural history, the museum’s vast collection focuses on everything from fossils to polar expeditions and there’s even a fun interactive game called the Shadow Initiation for kids.
Art Gallery of South Australia
For art lovers, amongst the best things to do in Adelaide is to visit the Art Gallery of South Australia; here, you will find an impressive array of art not only from Australia but around the world including Old Master paintings. The collection that also features drawings, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, photographs and textiles is truly awe-inspiring.
A unique museum that combines science, technology and art, MOD. can be found at the University of South Australia. The thought-provoking exhibits and exhibitions are mainly targeted to those 15 years and above and include interactive elements; highlights include the Science on a Sphere with its amazing 3D video projection.
In the West End precinct, you will find JamFactory which showcases all manner of creative design and craft. There are four studios here that focus on metal, glass, ceramics and furniture as well as an exhibition space. There’s a free guided tour (Monday - Wednesday), while you could watch a free glass blowing demonstration too.