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Bay Discovery Centre

Bay Discovery Centre

Visit Us

The Bay Discovery Centre is a social history museum in the heart of Glenelg, celebrating the cultural heritage of South Australia. Wander through our galleries to discover the stories of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains, South Australia's Proclamation and settlement, the evolution of beach culture, and some of our State's most loved identities.

Entry is by Gold Coin Donation.

Please note that the Bay Discovery Centre lift will be closed from 22 July for approximately four to six weeks for maintenance.

The main floor and mezzanine levels will be accessible via stairs only while the lift is temporarily closed for essential repairs. The maintenance work is expected to continue for approximately four to six weeks.

Opening Hours

Open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Getting Here

The Bay Discovery Centre is just a short tram ride from the City of Adelaide - Stop 17 Moseley Square.

Exhibitions & Events

We have a vibrant calendar of changing exhibitions and events, chosen to showcase the very best of our State's arts and unique history.

Group Bookings & Resources

Bookings can be made for groups of more than 10 people below.
Please note that our School Group bookings will be in line with any relevant Government COVID restrictions.

Explore the Holdfast Bay History Collection

Discover our hidden treasures, purchase a photograph and learn how you can add to the collection by donating.

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