Media releases

The South Australian Museum is a vibrant hub of activity. We invite the media to read our media releases to keep up-to-date with the goings-on at the Museum. You can also find out what our scientists are up to with Unlocked: Stories from the scientists

  • 15 June 2017

    The story of copper told in a new free public display at the South Australian Museum

    Copper: A richly South Australian resource, on view at the Museum from 15 June, is a free display that tells the important story of South Australian copper.

    From its chemistry and history to its future potential in our state and in our lives, this new display highlights the critical importance of copper to South Australia. 

  • 06 June 2017

    South Australia’s cultural capital on show as the South Australian Museum joins forces with Great Southern Rail

    More than 1500 interstate and international travellers will be introduced to the South Australian Museum as part of a new tourism association between the Museum and the owner of the Indian Pacific train.

    Under the new partnership, guests travelling on the weekly luxury passenger train between Sydney and Perth can choose to spend their touring time in Adelaide at the Museum, guided by world-class researchers.

    The experience will also include an intimate behind-the-scenes dinner in the Museum’s main gallery exclusively for Indian Pacific guests.

  • 17 May 2017

    $4 million worth of the South Australian Museum’s opal collection for display in Qatar

    Two of the finest opals ever unearthed – the Virgin Rainbow and Fire of Australia – are to go on display for the first time outside of Australia.

    The precious gemstones, along with more than 60 other South Australian Museum opal specimens, will be on display from 24 May to 15 June 2017 at the Australian Embassy in Doha, Qatar.