Port Adelaide is affectionately known as the Museum Capital of Australia. I traveled not a small part of our world and I can not remember ever seen all museums in one street that’s why I believe we are the only place on world with three museums in one street, please let Sue know when she is wrong.
All three museums are located in Lipson Street and in short walking distance from ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide.
Open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm except Christmas Day
SAAM has a wide collection on civil and war planes as well as the Woomera Rocket Collection, the the surviving F-111 and gets hopefully in 2017 an P-3 Orion which did fly very low over my head at the Port Adelaide Vintage Festival 15-16 October 2016, I heard a dark humming noise and before I realised She was above my head turning to the left by St Vincent Street and too quick to capture, I tell you it was such an impressive spectacle which I never will forget. I did see photos others did but this ‘bird’ were there higher on the sky, and I think I was the only one at the right time on the right place in front of my gallery who did see Her that low flying.
Volunteers are restoring and maintaining the collection on aircrafts, engine displays, general and special interest displays, propellers and have more aircrafts in storage. The new display hangar will be very impressive and so are the Engine Runs which you shouldn’t miss when you are at the Port on an Open Day.
If you like a truly unique experience you shouldn’t miss out on the 2hr F-111 tour, we recommend to book very early as the one-on-one tours are quick booked out.
Available are also nearly one and a half hour guided group tours which include the restoration workshop (this part is normally not accessible to the public).
You can do your booking directly with SAAM or ask the friendly ASSP Gallery Port Adelaide team for support.