The Waterhouse Club was established in 1987 to provide a new approach to the traditional role of a support group, in an era of reducing public sector funding. The club takes its name from the museum's first Curator, Frederick George Waterhouse.
The club's goal is to build a large network of supporters for the South Australian Museum. These are people who are active in the community and are well connected in business, government and artistic communities, and able to influence outcomes important to the future of the SA Museum.
The club's program offers a fine blend of entertainment and education in the company of the museum's most articulate curators. The locations for these events range from the museum's own special spaces to world-class tourist destinations. The objective of The Waterhouse Club is to make associating with the South Australian Museum fun, while also raising a significant amount of money for the museum each year.
Our members enjoy:
- access to the SA Museum's most charismatic scientists who join us on our expeditions and interpret the landscape;
- privileged access to places of great beauty and scientific interest not available to other travellers and tourists;
- expeditions to the most adventurous locations, typically structured to avoid hardship;
- private viewings and access to storage vaults not available to the public, guided by senior scientists;
- extravagant dinners and cocktail parties, which in their themes and execution may "teeter on the brink of bad taste";
- biannual Waterhouse Club Events updates;
- reciprocal rights to other museums; and
- discounts at the SA Museum Shop and Balaena Cafe.
To become a member, download the brochure below:
Download a copy of the Waterhouse Club Events:
Download the President's Report for 2012: