Adelaide’s Cultural Precinct

Take a stroll down North Terrace

If you appreciate contemporary art and design or historic and classically designed buildings; have an interest in migration and social history, or a love for galleries, collections and exhibitions then Adelaide’s North Terrace is your next South Australian destination.

This cultural hub boasts Australia’s only dedicated Islamic gallery; one of Australia’s finest collections of Australian and International art; the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material; and the finest museum collection of South East Asian ceramics of their kind.

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide’s vibrant city is bursting with the old and new. A few hours along North Terrace and you will get a glimpse of our cultural past and our exciting, creative future.

Start at one of Adelaide’s most beautiful buildings, the Art Gallery of South Australia, to view more than 38,000 works of art. Next door you’ll find the South Australian Museum, renowned for its world class natural history and cultural collections and a vibrant program of temporary exhibitions from around Australia and the world. A few more steps past the Museum the State Library of South Australia offers the latest newspapers, magazines and technology as well as a range of historic collections on showcase in the heritage listed Mortlock Chamber.

Take a slight detour down Kintore Avenue and find yourself immersed in South Australian immigration and settlement at the Migration Museum. Discover the history behind our state’s multiculturalism and see the number of collections that help share these stories. On your way back to North Terrace visit the South Australian National War Memorial, paying tribute to Australian fallen soliders.

Passing Government House, the official residence of the Governor of South Australia, you will find Parliament House located on the corner of North Terrace and King William Street. Tours are available on non-sitting weekdays or watch Question Time at 2.00pm when Parliament is in session.

Past the Adelaide Convention Centre and to your left, end your path of discovery at the JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Located in the city’s west end art precinct, the JamFactory showcases modern craft and design pieces by leading and emerging Australian designers and makers. Book a behind the scenes tour for the opportunity to view these artists in practice.

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