The SA Maritime Museum is home to the oldest nautical collection in Southern Australia, with exhibits including shipwrecks, ship portraits, model ships, ship figureheads, lighthouse and steam boat collections.
There is a strong interactive theme running throughout, encouraging kids to get hands on with their education.
Permanent galleries include a replica ketch, Port River Dolphin Pod window, but there are plenty of temporary exhibits and displays changing regularly enough to keep return visits fresh.
They offer public research faciltiies tracking down sea faring families etc. too. They also present performances, cruises and special programs for children each school vacation.