Capture a snapshot of Unley's past and present through vibrant and interactive exhibitions.
Interested in the history of Unley and the preservation of its local stories? Become a friend of the Unley Museum!
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 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.
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.
War at Sea the Navy in WWI
Until 23 August 2016
Over 100 years ago Australia’s first submarine disappeared while on patrol near New Guinea. This exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum, along with rare archival footage of the Navy during WWI, tells the story. Fun activities for children include designing a war medal and creating a war ship disguise.
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.
SALA Visual Art Exhibition 3 August – 18 September 2016
Mark Kimber and Sera Waters suggest the occurrence of the unexplained and invoke otherworldly scars in the space between reality and the mystic.
2 October – 1 December 2016
Terrible Tales of Unley
From October 2016
Mystery, murder, fire and floods this exhibition explores Unley’s dark secrets and strange occurrences.
Adelaide Gaol 175th Anniversary Exhibition
4 December – 31 January 2017
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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