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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 States most loved identities.

Opening Times

Open daily from 10am to 2pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Entry is by Gold Coin Donation.

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.

School Holiday Program

This September/October School Holidays we've partnered with Glenelg's Little Picassos to bring you a fun program of events designed for kids to interact with our exhibits and create their own art pieces.

Treasure Hunt
Rediscover hidden treasures in the museum with this special school holiday activity - and all it will cost is a gold coin donation. Grab your treasure hunt questions from one of the museum volunteers on entry and explore the exhibitions to find the objects and the correct answers. Fill in the secret word and win a prize!

Permanent Galleries

Our permanent galleries celebrate life by the sea and the settlement and development of our State.

Group Bookings & Resources

Bookings can be made for groups of more than 10 people below.

Please note, our School Group bookings will commence from 20 July in-line with the beginning of Term 3, and any relevant Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Explore the Holdfast Bay History Collection

Discover our hidden treasures, purchase a photograph and learn how you can add to the Collection by making a donation.

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