Past Events

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Unveiling the Guards Brake Van 8394

Special event

Saturday18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

Rides behind diesel 801 with Centenary car 376 and GB 8394 ($3 adults) and rides behind Ken the little green diesel (no charge).

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Women of the River Country Exhibition


Exhibition launch Saturday, 18 March 2017, 2 pm; Exhibition on show 18 March to 24 April, 2017.

Follow the journey of these 19 remarkable women from across the Murray Darling Basin and discover how they have shaped history along our mighty rivers. Exhibition to be opened by Robert Bowring OAM, Chair Mannum Dock Museum Board.

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Collections MOSAiC Workshops

Bookings are essential

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2017

Come along to a Collections MOSAiC workshop in Adelaide to be held over three days in March 2017

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Coopers on Statenborough

Special event

Monday 20 February 2017, 7.30pm

Presentation by Alison Painter. This presentation covers the progress of Cooper & Sons from 1882-2002 when Thomas Cooper, and later his descendants, operated the brewery on Statenborough Street. For many years they retained the old way of brewing and everything in the brewery reflected this. As the business increased there was some modernisation of both plant and brewing methods, but the old Sparkling Ale and Extra Stout remained the same. Coopers remains a family company, but the move to the modern complex at Regency Park in 2002 was necessary and the differences from the old brewery are remarkable.

Alison has enjoyed a long association with Coopers having started work there as laboratory assistant to Max Cooper in 1960. In 1977 she left to study at Flinders University, subsequently completing an Honours Degree in history. Alison’s thesis was a history of Coopers and the brewing industry in SA which, with additions, became the first edition of Jolly Good Ale and Old. Since then she has written other brewing histories.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

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Dr Marvel's Medicine Show

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 19 February 2017 1-4pm. Talk 2pm prompt.

Dr Marvel returns by popular demand.

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Old Adelaide Treasury Tours

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Friday 17 February 2017 at 2pm, Sunday 26 February 2017 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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1846-2016 ... 170 years of mental health in SA

Special event

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7.30pm sharp, finish around 9pm including supper

Presentation: 1846-2016 Mental Health in SA by guest speaker longtime public sector clinical psychologist, David Buob

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Dedication Service for Archives and Archivists

Special event

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 9.15 for 9.30am start - 11.30am

Come and join SA members to dedicate the new year to archivists and their role in the community.

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Summer Sundays at Beaumont House

Special event

Sundays 15 January, 19 February & 19 March 2017. 11am - 5pm.

Experience a 1920s garden party at 'Summer Sundays at Beaumont House' held in the beautifully restored and extensive gardens of Beaumont House, treat yourself to a devonshire tea on the veranda and browse our exclusive craft stalls.

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January School Holiday Open Days


Open 12-5pm

If you are looking for somewhere to take the family why not make the journey out to the Tramway Museum, St Kilda and take a ride into history!  Open on the following days during January 2017:

- 4th (Wednesday)

- 8th (Sunday)

- 11th (Wednesday)

- 15th (Sunday)

- 18th (Wednesday)

- 22nd (Sunday)

- 25th (Wednesday)

- 26th (Thursday - Australia Day)

- 29th (Sunday)

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