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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.

Interned: Torrens Island, 1914-1915

A century after the first men were interned at Torrens Island Concentration Camp, a new exhibition at the Migration Museum explores this little-known chapter of South Australian First World War history.

New festival puts Lipson Street firmly on the map

Visitors flocked to the Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains and Planes this weekend in such numbers that the so-called ‘Lipson Street Party’ put SA’s first heritage precinct firmly on the map.

The first of its type and anticipated as a biennial festival, it featured all three museums in Port Adelaide: SA Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum and SA Aviation Museum, along with the tall ships Falie and One & All, collectively attracting a very buoyant crowd of well over 31,000.

Rabaul exhibit commemorates the first Australians killed in WWI

The South Australian Maritime Museum is presenting the History of Rabaul to commemorate the loss of the first Australian service men in World War I. Focussing on the stories of South Australians and the role of HMAS Protector, South Australia’s colonial flagship, the exhibition includes personal diaries of crew from Protector and German possessions souvenired from Rabaul. It also showcases cutting-edge, three-dimensional animations of Protector, developed by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Visual Technologies. Read more about Rabaul exhibit commemorates the first Australians killed in WWI >

Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains & Planes

The historic and picturesque Lipson Street in Port Adelaide is the venue for a very big street party on the Sunday and Monday of the October long weekend when the inaugural Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains and Planes arrives in the Port.

Gory Stories, Adventure Trails, Music and more on offer for the school holidays

Oct / Sept School holiday programs at the South Australian Maritime Museum, National Motor Museum and the Migration Museum

Port Adelaide shows its true colours at new exhibition

Living In Port is a new permanent exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum which shines a light on life in Port Adelaide from pre-European settlement to the present day.

A World Away: South Australia’s War 1914 – 1918

When war broke out a world away in Europe, South Australians could not have imagined how it would impact their lives. Read more about A World Away: South Australia’s War 1914 – 1918 >

WWI Symposium – South Australia on the Eve of War

What was South Australia like in the years before August 1914?

Cultral Harmonies: Musical Notes from the Collection

A new exhibition at the Migration Museum, Cultural harmonies – musical notes from the Migration Museum collection - draws together an eclectic mix of instruments and musical paraphernalia to give a multicultural perspective on an art form that can both unite and define communities. Read more about Cultral Harmonies: Musical Notes from the Collection >

Gory Stories, Archer’s Arcadia, Music and more on offer for the school holidays…

History SA's museums have lots on offer this July for your kids whilst on holiday - from a 'dose' of Rough Medicine and some '