Past Events

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Spring in the Garden

Special event

Sunday 17th September 2017, 1-4pm

Butterflies, bees, flowers, fragrance - come and enjoy! Spring is in the air, a lovely time of the year to visit our beautiful gardens. Take time to visit 13 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, working blacksmith, police cell and laundry. Live music, sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea and plants for sale. Gift shop is stocked with unique craft. Enjoy wandering and exploring this unique historical site.

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Spring in the Garden

Special event

Sunday 17 September 2017, 1-4 pm

Spring is in the air, a lovely time of the year to visit our beautiful gardens. Take time to visit 13 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, working blacksmith, police cell and laundry. Live music, sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea and plants for sale. Gift shop is open and stocked with unique craft. Enjoy wandering and exploring this unique historical site.

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Tour of Queen Adelaide Room - Adelaide Town Hall

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 11 am

Invitation extended to all who are interested in joining us – to see the newly refurbished Queen Adelaide Room at the Adelaide Town Hall with tour guide Glen Woodward.  

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All Bottled Up

Special event

Sunday 20 August 2017, 1 - 4 pm

Come along and enjoy a fun afternoon with our classy glass displays. Adelaide Historical Bottle Club members will display their collections.  From soft drink to beer bottles, chemist lines and unusual jars, share the passion for this unique hobby.

Enjoy the afternoon as you visit 13 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, blacksmith shed, police cell and laundry.

Surrounded in a beautiful garden setting take time to wander and explore.

Afternoon tea is available.

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Time Travel Back to 1917

Special event

Wed 12 July to Sun 16 July, 2017; 10 am - 2 pm

Enter a tardis like no other ...  Step into our time machine and be transported back 100 years to experience the life of an Australian family in 1917. Visitors will receive a time-travel 'pastport' giving them access to all rooms in the Museum. Come dressed in old fashioned clothes (if possible) to add to the fun. There will be hands-on activities in each room and do not forget to stamp your 'pastport'.

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Miniature Magic

Special event

Sun 18 June 2017

Be charmed by room settings in miniature and amazed by their precise detail. Hear enthusiasts talk of their small obsessions.

Enjoy the afternoon as you visit 13 rooms in the Museum, 4 pavilions, blacksmith shed, police cell and laundry. Surrounded in a beautiful garden setting, take time to wander, explore and be entertained. Devonshire tea is available and our Gift Shop is a delight with unique craft.

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Miniature Magic

Special event

18 June 2017, 1-4 pm

Be charmed as you explore the Museum building full of room settings in miniature.  Be amazed at their precise detail.  Hear enthusiasts talk of their small obsessions.  Visit the outdoor displays in 4 pavilions, the working blacksmith, police cell and laundry.  Devonshire tea is available and our Gift Shop is stocked with unique craft.

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Our Lighthorsemen

Special event
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 24 May 2017; 12 noon - 2 pm

Army Museum of South Australia History Festival lunch. 'Our Lighthorsemen'. Three prominent historians talking about the legend of the Lighthorsemen 100 years ago at the Battle for Beersheba and other actions during WW1. Discussion leader - Peter Goers. Includes a 2 course meal, drinks purchased from the bar, raffle prizes.

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Government House Open Day

Special event

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10am - 4pm

His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le invite you to Government House to view the public rooms, learn about the current workings of the House and explore the gardens as part of DreamBIG Children's Festival.

Particpate in a circus workshop or enjoy a children's guided meditation session.

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Chocolate Coated History

Special event

Wed 17 to Sun 21 May, 2017; 10 am - 2 pm daily

A chocolate adventure like no other!

This display is a must see, every room depicting all things chocolate. See the historical timeline, weird and wonderful facts and enjoy many fun activities. Excite the senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and - especially - taste! Enjoy the 'chocolate bar' buffet. Gift shop is stocked with unique craft.

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