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Our marketing team is happy to assist with information, images and expert comment on exhibitions, public programs and events at all of our venues – Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and the History Trust's various corporate activities.

As well as presenting world-class exhibition content, the History Trust hosts major events including South Australia’s History Festival, the Rock and Roll Rendezvous and Bay to Birdwood.  Our highly experienced curators can offer comment on various aspects of South Australian history as well as contemporary history-related issues. In addition to many other activities and online initiatives the History Trust stages a program of regular public lectures called Talking History - click here to view last year's program.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Kristy Rebbeck, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships Manager on 8203 9869 or 0403 017 676.

Harmony Day at the Migration Museum

This weekend the Migration Museum is set to stage an exciting array of Harmony Day celebrations.
Harmony Day
Harmony Day is held every year on 21 March to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Read more about Harmony Day at the Migration Museum >

Love a Good Yarn: knitting & crochet from Nanna to now

New exhibition unravels the history of knitting & crochet
An exhibition that is sure to hook in many crafty creatives will open at the Migration Museum later this month. Read more about Love a Good Yarn: knitting & crochet from Nanna to now >

Easter holiday fun - Trails, car rides and pompoms!

Adventure Trails, Classic Car Rides, Pompoms and more on offer these school holidays

Calling all Adventurers… Read more about Easter holiday fun - Trails, car rides and pompoms! >

Rock & Roll Rendezvous 2015

Are your wheels somewhat retro? Do you own a bit of a 'classic'? Then for owners of vehicles from the 50s, 60s & 70s, there’s still time to register for the Rock & Roll Rendezvous at the National Motor Museum on Sunday 12 April 2015. Read more about Rock & Roll Rendezvous 2015 >

Charley Boorman takes long way round to Birdwood

Grab your leathers, kick-start your bikes and make a b-line for Birdwood on Tuesday 17 March as Charley Boorman is making a special detour for the delights of the National Motor Museum.

History as it Happens - stories of survival in new site

History is not only about things that happened long ago.  It is happening here and now and we are all part of it. Never has this seemed more true than during these past weeks, as South Australians have battled bushfires in catastrophic conditions.

Wizardry and Wheels – a magical day at Birdwood

Sunday 11 January will be a magical day as the National Motor Museum becomes enshrouded in an enchanted circle. Wizardry and Wheels is flying in for one spell-binding day only and the whole family needs to ‘harry’ up to Birdwood, ‘potter’ around the Museum and be enthralled by what is in store.

Amazing wizards and magicians from the Australian Society of Magicians will teach their secrets, Quidditch workshops and demonstrations and the world’s worst wizard Horatio Hagglethorpe will perform the Wizard Who Wasn’t. Read more about Wizardry and Wheels – a magical day at Birdwood >

School Holiday Activities - Legendary LEGO® Fun , Build a City and Gory Stories Galore

Magic comes to the National Motor Museum; Build a City at the Migration Museum; Even More Gory Stories at the SA Maritime Museum

About Time to register events for the History Festival

Online registrations are now open for About Time: South Australia’s History Festival and all systems are go at History SA to start compiling next year’s program of events. Read more about About Time to register events for the History Festival >

Holden concept cars face-off at National Motor Museum

Two of Holden’s concept cars – the 2004 Torana TT36 and the 1969 Hurricane - are about to go on display at the National Motor Museum.