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SAM Wonders exhibition

The Museum’s new landmark exhibition called Wonders opens its doors to visitors on Saturday 10 April.

Malika Marwah, New SA museum exhibition Wonders showcasing never before seen artifacts, Glam Adelaide, 9 April 202

The South Australian Museum has a new exhibition that will curb some of your wonders.

The Museum’s new landmark exhibition called Wonders opens its doors to visitors on Saturday 10 April where Museum-goers will get the rare opportunity to explore objects from the Museum’s vast collections – many of which have never been on public display before.

Sponsored by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Wonders will also be part of the celebrations for the Museum’s 165th birthday, which is in June 2021.

The exhibition is curated by Nat Williams, who is best known for his work in creating extraordinary exhibitions for the National Library of Australia, including, Mapping our World, and Handwritten: Manuscript Treasures from Berlin and as the Library’s inaugural Treasures Curator.

When asked to consider the remarkable content in Wonders, Nat stressed the sheer scope and variety of the exhibition content.

“The challenge of selecting 165 objects to represent 165 years of the Museum’s life was considerable. Fascinating objects have come from all collection areas and many are unique and very significant – there are biological specimens and First Nations art and culture from around the world; amazing minerals and fossils that span millions of years, and objects from every continent on Earth– there is really something for everyone,” he explains.

The South Australian Museum has always been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for 165 years. To this day, it is one of the most visited Museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance.

“I really hope South Australians and visitors to the State leave with a deeper understanding of the history, cultures and natural wonders held in the Museum’s encyclopaedic collection. We truly are so lucky to hold this collection and I cannot wait to share it with you all,” says Director Brian Oldman when asked what visitors can hope to take away from Wonders.

Wonders from the South Australian Museum runs from Saturday 10 April – Sunday 8 August and entry is absolutely FREE.

For more information please visit

Find Wonders at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide City Centre.

See also: SA Museum wonders exhibition celebrates 165 years