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Museum staff love collections and the stories they hold, but less than ten percent of any collection can be displayed in a Museum at any one time. Our museum and community history blogs, written by staff and volunteers, offer a chance for us to share with you some of our favourite collection items and history programs.

Reverse gear blog

The National Motor Museum blog, Reverse gear, cruises back through Australian motoring history and shares some personal reflections and great stories from the collection, library and workshop. Not all of our collection items can be displayed at one time so in this blog our staff and volunteers will give you a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes. 


Read all about what happens at the South Australian Maritime Museum through the eyes of staff and volunteers. 

A few of our favourite things

Go behind the scenes with Migration Museum curators and volunteers blogging about their favourite things from the collection. 

Community Museums

Find out what local and regional South Australian community museums and historical organisations are doing on our community outreach site.  

Bound for South Australia

Join us for a digital re-enactment of the journey of the first nine ships to South Australia in 1836. It combines original historical source material and modern communications technology into a living digital history.

A World Away: South Australia's War 1914-1918

A World Away documents the experiences of South Australians in their own words – through diaries, letters and newspapers – and in real time, 100 years after the events. Come on a journey with us, month by month, as we delve into the lives of  South Australians on the front lines and the home front during the First World War.