The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution. Founded in 1856, the museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world.
The Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance.
The aim of the South Australian Museum is stated to be as follows:
“To increase knowledge and understanding of natural and cultural heritage; to serve the community by acquiring, preserving, interpreting and presenting material evidence concerning people and nature; and to provide opportunities for study, education and enjoyment.”