Bay Discovery Centre
Discover our Past and Our Passions.
If you’d like to know more about South Australia’s history but can’t bear the thought of trawling through dry history books, the Bay Discovery Centre is the perfect way.
A few hours of pleasant meandering among interpretive displays will leave both young and old captivated, enthralled and, well, better educated, especially as there’s now a new permanent Indigenous exhibition, an important addition to the display of the cultural heritage of South Australia post European settlement.
The new exhibition finally brings to the social history museum the candid and comprehensive tale of South Australia, where the historical experiences of Aboriginal people are celebrated in parallel with colonial settlement that changed the lives of Aboriginal Australians forever.
Immerse yourself in Kaurna culture and the Dreamtime that explains the intricate relationship between people, animals, plants and the land. Drift across the corridor to fascinating displays of bathing costumes from a bygone era; marvel at what’s been dredged up off the jetty over the years – everything from guns and bullets to less malevolent items – and acquaint yourself with some of the state’s most loved identities.
Before leaving, take in the current art exhibition that runs until 22 March 2020 Faces and Places. The unique styles and skills of talented and renowned Adelaide Artists Joshua Miels, Donovan Christie and Filmmaker Henry. Joshua Miels striking and emotionally powerful portraits, contrast with the witty realism of Donovan Christie’s celebrated works, celebrated filmmaker Henry Thong presents Makers who Inspire.
Based at Moseley Square, the facility is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm. Entrance is by gold coin donation, and with some 10,000 objects and artefacts in the collection, it’s got to be right up there as the best value for money you’re ever likely to get from a $1 or $2 coin.
Address: 1 Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA