Capture a snapshot of Unley's past and present through vibrant and interactive exhibitions.
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Winner of the 2016 MAGNA Award for best permanent exhibition, Unley: 200 Years of Change traces two centuries of change from the original inhabitants, the Kaurna People to Unley today.
80 Edmund Ave, Unley
Ph 8372 5117
Monday to Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Closed Public Holidays
The Unley Museum will be closed from Wednesday 21 December, reopening on Monday 9 January 2017.
Family History Service
Family History Service will be relocated to the Museum from Tuesday 17 January 2017.
Museum Opening Hours 2017
From Tuesday 17 January 2017, the Unley Museum opening hours will be:
The City of Unley is a trove of history, secrets and stories of the past. Visit the Unley Museum and uncover the mysteries and tales of our city through our changing exhibitions of photographs, objects and interactive displays.
The Museum collects and exhibits photographs, household items, artefacts, tools, and all sorts of interesting objects from the lives of the people who have lived here. The Museum is packed with exhibitions and activities, interesting facts and stories, historic photographs, strange and interesting objects, games to play and more. The Museum is great FREE, fun day out for everyone.
We have 12,000 items to discover. Find out about the Sturt Football Club’s first player badge or read the diary of a 1850s gardener, there is something for everyone.
Unley Museum Wins MAGNA Award for Innovative Exhibition
Unley Museum has won the MAGNA Award for Best Permanent Exhibition recognising its new exhibition, Unley: 200 Years of Change.
The MAGNA Awards (Museums and Galleries National Awards) are Museum Australia’s annual awards to recognise achievements within the museum and arts sector nationally.
Terrible Tales of Unley
Mystery, murder, fire and floods this exhibition explores Unley’s dark secrets and strange occurrences. Try your hand a lock picking, crack the safe code and try to solve an Unley mystery in this interactive display.
Adelaide Gaol 175th Anniversary Exhibition
4 December – 31 January 2017
The Adelaide Gaol celebrates its 175th anniversary with an exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and anecdotal information that tells the story of the Adelaide Gaol. The photographs tell stories of prisoners who went through Adelaide Gaol in the early 1900s, as well as providing information about the history of the buildings and the living conditions the Gaol harboured.
Unley: 200 Years of Change
Winner of the 2016 MAGNA Award for best permanent exhibition, Unley: 200 Years of Change traces two centuries of change from the original inhabitants, the Kaurna People to Unley today. The exhibition is packed with interactive displays, touchable and useable objects, videos, photographs and objects that uncover the stories that have shaped our city.
At Home, in War Until 2018
World War I timeline of local and global events with objects from the collection. Try your hand at Morse Code, play our war strategy game and relax in a 1920s den.
Our collection of more than 12,000 photographs and objects has grown from the generous donations of Unley people. We love all kinds of photographs and objects. If you have items related to Unley that you would like to donate for the preservation of our recent and past history please feel free to email images to us or make an appointment with the Museum Curator to bring them in to consider. In particular we are looking for advertising, domestic objects and clothing from the 1950s-1980s.
Members help promote the facilities and services of the Unley Museum to the wider community. They initiate and financially assist with Museum projects including research, promotion and conservation of its impressive collection of photographs, documents and historical objects. Members receive up to date Museum news, are invited to special events, guided bus tours and meetings and support the growth and continuation of the Museum.
For just $10 per year for an individual, $15 per family or $30 for a business you can become a member and have an impact on the preservation of our local history.
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