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19 Jan 2022
Building a City

From trains to trams and tents to stone mansions, explore transport and development through the centuries in Holdfast Bay. Discover how the City formed and some of the past times that have amused holiday makers and locals for generations.
Monday-Sunday 10am-2pm
Glenelg Town Hall
Gold Coin Donation

Main Floor, Bay Discovery Centre


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

Building a City

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.

To the Bay

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

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

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