Past Events

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Why Cities Need Nature

Special event

Friday 23 September 2016, 7 for 7:30pm start

Guest speaker Professor Chris Daniels, University of South Australia will take a look at the role played by trees and gardens in creating sustainable communities by using the environmental history of Adelaide as a case study.

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Celebrating 150 years of Victor Harbor's Customs/Stationmaster's House

Special event

Monday 19 September - Thursday 22 September 2016, 1-4pm

Celebrate the 150th birthday of one of Victor Harbor's oldest buildings - the former Customs and Stationmaster's house, now a museum run by the National Trust. There will be a display of heritage photos of the house as it was from 1866 onwards into the 20th century. 

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Macclesfield Family Photo Scanfest

Special event

Sunday 18 September 2016, 12 noon - 2pm

Bring along your family photos to be scanned or photographed at the Macclesfield Sunday Market on 18 and 25 September in readiness for our pop-up childhood display in November.

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Spring in the Garden

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 18 September 2016, 1-4pm

Spring is in the air, garden gloves are on ...

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Steampunk Festival '16

Special event

Saturday 17 September 2016, 10am - 9pm; Sunday 18 September 2016, 10am - 4.30pm

All aboard the Steampunk Festival, now in its third year at the National Railway Museum. A mixture of antique dress-up, fascinating displays and exhibitions, weird science, theatre, smoke machines, live music, best dressed prizes, trade stalls and plenty of photographic opportunities. Steam trains Bub (free) & Peronne ($3) running both days.  Open Saturday until 9pm.

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Dardanelles Cenotaph Commemorative Service

Special event

Sunday 11 September 2016, 10.30-11.15am

Veterans SA and the Returned & Services League (RSL) invite you to attend a service commemorating the 101st anniversary of the unveiling of the Australasian Soldiers Dardanelles Cenotaph.

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Fabulous Old Fire Engines

Special event

Saturday 10 September 2016, 10am to 3pm

Come and see some of South Australia's oldest fire engines along with displays of fire service memorabilia, CFS heritage, plus vintage firearms and cannons and old tools.

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National Train and Father's Day

Special event

Sunday 4 September 2016, 10am-4.30pm

Free entry for all Dads when accompanied by a paying Adult. Take your Dad out to the National Train Day. Everyone gets free train rides behind Bub, the museum's little blue steam train. The big black steam train Peronne will also be running - just $3 for adults.

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Couture -The Art of Transformation

Temporary exhibition

Thursday 1 September 2016 to Sunday 11 December 2016 10am-5pm

Hot on the heels of the hit Australian film, The Dressmaker, the National Trust in association with Film Art Media proudly presents a major new exhibition of Marion Boyce’s masterful costume design.

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Old Treasury Tour

Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 28 August 2016, 11am and 1pm

Explore the old Adelaide Treasury, one of Adelaide’s oldest and most significant historical sites. It was here that gold from the eastern states was stored to be smelted into the Adelaide Pound. 

The tour includes the former Cabinet Room of the South Australian Government that is in its original condition, underground tunnel areas original to the building and much more!

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