The star attraction of this interesting museum is the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery. On display is an extensive collection of utensils, spears, tools, bush medicine, food samples, photographs, and the like. Also in the museum is a sorry-looking collection of stuffed native animals (sadly including a few extinct marsupials, such as the Tasmanian tiger); a good collection of Papua New Guinea artifacts; and a fascinating gallery devoted to South Australia's most famous explorer, Antarctic expedition leader Douglas Mawson (the man on the Australian A$100 note). There are free guided museum tours Monday to Friday at 11am and weekends and public holidays at 2pm and 3pm.
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- Recommended 2010