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Discover Our Past and Our Passions
The Bay Discovery Centre is a Social History Museum 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.
Our Ground Floor Gallery is constantly evolving - bringing together arts, history, and the community through a range of exhibitions and cultural events.
Open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Entry is by Gold Coin Donation.
The Bay Discovery Centre is just a short tram ride from the City of Adelaide - Stop 17 Moseley Square. For further information, visit the Adelaide Metro website.
We cater for individual visitors, coaches, school groups and local history groups. Contact our friendly volunteers for bookings.
Tiati Wangkanthi Kumangka
A new permanent exhibition in collaboration with the Kaurna Nation exploring the true history of South Australia. Learn about the settlement of South Australia in parallel with the historical experiences of Aboriginal people.
Stay tuned for an exciting itinerary of public programs and events!
Ground Floor Gallery
Brave New Wave
Desert Women Painters
Ground Floor Gallery 15 November 2019 to 2 February 2020
Pioneering and visionary paintings by some of Australia’s most iconic Central and Western Desert women who rose to prominence in the late 20th Century.
Stay tuned for our 2020 Calendar of Events.
Day to day front-of-house operations are run entirely by the Volunteer Team. If you are interested in volunteering at the Bay Discovery Centre, please visit our Volunteering page.
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