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The Making of a City

26 Sep
The Making of a City
From trains to trams, tents to stone mansions and amusements by the sea. Explore transport and development through the centuries and discover Glenelg's long love affair with water slides and Merry-Go-Rounds. See exhibitions currently on offer at the Bay Discovery Centre Museum.
Monday-Sunday 10am-2pm
Glenelg Town Hall
Kids & Family, Exhibitions, History & heritage
Gold Coin Donation


Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg Town Hall
See "1 Moseley Square, Glenelg SA, Australia" on Google Maps

First Houses

Main Floor

By the mid-1880s, the sand dunes of Glenelg’s esplanade had long given way to the summer residences of the prominent and wealthy of South Australia. Commercial and Civic buildings had sprung up around Moseley Square and the landscape, once dominated by nature, was beginning to change.

Sea, Road & Rail

Main Floor

Stretch your legs out on one of Glenelg’s famous red rattler tram seats and explore the evolution of transport in South Australia.

Amusements By the Sea

Main Floor

Who remembers Magic Mountain? Did you know that Luna Park, Sydney’s famous landmark, once graced Glenelg’s shores? Take a gander in front of our old Magic Mountain Mirror and step back in time to a world of wonder and magic.

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