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  •   Adelaide - Rainy Day

•   South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum has the world`s largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts and also includes items from the Pacific Islands and Ancient Egypt. There is also a large fossil collection, including some of the world`s oldest fossils from the Flinders Ranges.

•   Art Gallery of South Australia
Housed in one of Adelaide`s most beautiful, historic buildings, the Art Gallery has a fine collection of Australian art from the 18th century onwards. There is a particular focus on artists from South Australia. Some exhibitions have an entrance fee, otherwise admission is free.

•   Tandanya - the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Tandanya is the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute which was the first institute in Australia dedicated to Aboriginal culture. It houses a permanent collection of Aboriginal art together with temporary exhibitions and dance and theatre performances.

•   Migration Museum
The museum collects, researches and presents social history exhibitions about the experiences and cultural traditions of immigrants. It is housed in beautifully restored buildings that were once the Destitute Asylum, and the old Chapel has been converted to a cafe. Guided tours are available.

•   Adelaide Festival Centre
The Adelaide Festival Centre is situated beside the river with excellent views. There are performance spaces and many art works throughout the complex.

•   Adelaide Casino
Adelaide Casino is housed in the converted Old Adelaide Railway Station. It prides itself on catering to the upper end of the market and is worth a visit. In winter there are free musical concerts and, at other times, a range of entertainments.

•   Carrick Hill
An historic home at Springfield, built in the style of a seventeenth-century English manor house and set in extensive formal gardens and bushland. In addition to an amazing array of Tudor architectural fittings and oak panelling, Carrick Hill has an art collection of Australian, British and French paintings and sculptures, and is surrounded by rose gardens and rare vegetation.

•   The Jam Factory
For the best in Australian craft, go to the Jam Factory. There are two galleries which feature exhibitions of contemporary craft and design. It also has two retail shops that feature high quality collectable glassware, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, and a wide range of other craft.

•   The Bradman Collection at the State Library of SA
A large amount of cricket memorabilia donated by Sir Donald Bradman is displayed in the State Library of SA. It is a unique record of the life and times of one of the world`s greatest cricketers. The collection includes trophies, souvenirs, balls, stumps, silk score cards, blazers, photographs, paintings and posters. These relate not only to Bradman but to cricket in general. Entry is free.

•   Dacou Aboriginal Art Gallery
An Aboriginal-owned and operated art gallery in Adelaide, with a wide range of art from the Utopia region. Many of the artists travel down from the region to use the gallery`s workshops to paint and finish art works. There are works for sale, as well as exhibitions.

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