Places to Visit

If you’re interested in finding out more about civics and citizenship and how it impacts on you as a young person, consider visiting places in your local community. There are dozens of places in South Australia that you can visit to extend your civics and citizenship education.

A large number of these are based in and around North Terrace in Adelaide City, as well as in Adelaide’s central business district. Although the majority do not charge any entry fees, some will require an advance booking.

Some of the key places to visit in Adelaide relating to civics and citizenship include Government House, Parliament House, The Centre of Democracy, South Australia Museum, State Library of South Australia, Migration Museum, Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre and Art Gallery of South Australia, to name a few.

In addition to these, there are many regional organisations who have created places that offer young people information about their local community as it relates to civics and citizenship. Many of these are managed by local councils or community organisations with staff and volunteers who are passionate about ensuring young people have a deeper understanding of who and what has shaped contemporary Australian society, including understanding what role you can play in shaping the future in ways that matter most to you.

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Glencoe Woolshed

Visit the Glencoe Woolshed and journey back to the era of early pastoralists. The shearing/wool shed is unique as it was never converted to mechanised shearing and it has now been converted into a museum of original and historic blade shearing and wool handling processes.

Goolwa Museum

Built around 1872 as a Blacksmiths shop, the Goolwa Museum displays the history of Goolwa, Currency Creek and Hindmarsh Island. A series of permanent and changing exhibitions tell the stories of people and buildings of Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and Currency Creek from pre-European settlement to the present day.

Government House

Community and school groups are welcome to tour the house and gardens of Government House where visitors will learn about the Governor’s role and priorities and provide a unique insight into the constitutional, ceremonial and community engagement duties of the Governor.

Millicent Museum

The story of Millicent town and district from pre-settlement times is based in a large complex that includes a Shipwreck room, a large machinery shed, some beautiful costumes and arguably the best collection of horse drawn vehicles in Australia.

Moonta Mines Museum

The museum tells the story of Cornish pioneers who came to South Australia for the copper mines 1861-1923. It has 14 rooms and houses thematic displays on the Cornish miners’ lifestyles – mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes.

National Trust of SA

The National Trust of South Australia actively protects and conserves places of heritage significance for future generations to enjoy. Explore the beautiful places around Australia and join the celebration of South Australia’s built, natural and cultural heritage.

Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum

The Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum occupies the building once known as the Hog Bay Public School, which operated from 1869 to 1967. The current building, erected in 1922, was preceded by a number of other smaller and more modest structures.

The museum comprises three separate rooms, each dedicated to a specific historic theme.

Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane still displays original cottages and gardens, allowing visitors to experience the 19th Century cottages and view their stories and experiences. The working herb and vegetable garden produce is open to visitors for a gold coin donation. You can find out...

Robe Customs House

The Robe Customs House was built in 1863 and has previously served as the harbormaster’s office, and the council office. Nowadays, the Robe Customs House is a maritime museum and houses exhibits containing items from the port and its history,

Rule of Law Education Centre

Formed in 2009, The Rule of Law Education Centre educates and informs about how the Magna Carta and subsequent rule of law principles have impacted and contributed to the history, culture and legal processes of Australia and to strengthen the rule of law and human rights through education.

State Parliament

State Parliament is the centre of democracy in South Australia. The building is open to tours during non-sitting weeks to the public, and by appointment for education groups.


Tandanya is a gallery where people experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions through the visual and performing arts.

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