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SA Maritime Museum

Located in the historic Port Adelaide precinct, the South Australian Maritime Museum preserves, explores and celebrates the human history of our oceans and rivers. 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 located at 126 Lipson Street Port Adelaide and open daily between 10am and 5pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Current Events

Past Events

  • Saturday 13 April 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 14 April 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 5 May 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Saturday 18 May 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 19 May 2019
    Join us for an immersive day experiencing Port Adelaide's rich heritage. In the morning visit the Torrens Island Quarantine Station, only accessible by Maritime Museum bus. This 90 minute guided tour provides access to the Quarantine Station which was built in 1879 to stop diseases coming into the country. In the afternoon cruise on the historic ST Yelta and experience the age of steam on South Australia's last working steam tug.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 19 May 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 19 May 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Saturday 15 June 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 16 June 2019
    Join us for an immersive day experiencing Port Adelaide's rich heritage. In the morning visit the Torrens Island Quarantine Station, only accessible by Maritime Museum bus. This 90 minute guided tour provides access to the Quarantine Station which was built in 1879 to stop diseases coming into the country. In the afternoon cruise on the historic ST Yelta and experience the age of steam on South Australia's last working steam tug.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 16 June 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 16 June 2019
    ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide. Now you can take a trip back in time to explore Port Adelaide like never before. View Port Adelaide's historic landscape from the river and get a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. The cruise leaves the wharf at 12:45pm, returning at 2:45pm, please check-in at the Port Adelaide lighthouse at 12:00pm to receive your boarding pass.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 30 June 2019
    Purchase your SA Maritime Museum Membership and enjoy free admission all year. You will also receive special previews, updates and invitations to events and enjoy 10% discount in our gift shop. Memberships can also make a great gift for someone special (please note if you are purchasing this as a gift you will need to provide relevant details for the recipient in the form of: full name, address, email and contact number).
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 30 June 2019
    Purchase your SA Maritime Museum admission tickets online and save 25% on the at door price
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 8 September 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 13 October 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum
  • Sunday 27 October 2019
    Torrens Island Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880s to the 1960s. The fully guided 2 hour tour visits the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and the isolation hospital.
    South Australian Maritime Museum

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