Do you love history? Vessel collections? Scavenger hunts? Architecture? Wine? Vintage video games?
We found five cool museums around Australia that are sure to give you a unique experience! Enjoy with family, friends, teammates, and colleagues of all ages!
The Nostalgia Box – Australia’s first video game museum
Australia has some pretty cool museums. Check out how neat The Nostalgia Box is, Australia’s first and only interactive video game museum! Experience gaming history for the first time or relive your childhood favourites. This unique museum experience is located in Perth, WA. Here you will find yourself personally experiencing gaming history dating from the ’70s to the early 2000s by playing the games yourself! The Museum houses more than 100 consoles! Try out the classics like Pac-Man, Mario, Sonic, Pong, and many more! The tour is self-guided, allowing you access to gaming on all consoles and arcades. The Nostalgia Box is perfect for all ages, allowing you to relive or create memories with loved ones. Don’t worry about rushing your experience either! The duration of your visit is not limited unless a private function is being held on that particular day, just note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays. Find out more about the Nostalgia Box here!
Climb aboard at The Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum uncovers Australia’s fascinating maritime history and allows you to explore one of the largest floating vessel collections in the world. Located in Adelaide, SA, whether you are a visitor or a local, this museum will have you in awe of the most diverse fleets in the world on Sydney’s Darling Harbour. You will have access to all galleries and interactive exhibitions as well! Check out historical artifacts and climb aboard historic navy vessels, tall ships, and a submarine! This museum is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm every day of the year except for Christmas Day! Spend all day if you’d like, there is certainly plenty to explore!
Test your puzzling skills at the South Australian Museum
Do you love escape room challenges or putting your brain to the test to solve puzzles? Then you will love unlocking the secrets of the South Australian Museum, where you and your teammates have one hour to solve over 40 puzzles, tasks, and challenges. The challenge is facilitated by a tablet device (4 participants per tablet). Try to top the leaderboard by earning the most points and unlocking the museum’s secrets. Make it to the top and earn your place in The Secret Order of Quill and Compass, the top-secret society. This experience is also perfect if you are looking to host a team bonding exercise! This part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour is nothing like you have ever experienced before. Find out details and see what is included here!
Spoon, sip, and stroll at The Vasse Felix Museum
As amazing as family experiences are, sometimes a romantic getaway for two is just what you need and deserve. Immerse yourself in the history of Margaret River’s founding wine estate at the Vasse Felix museum. Here you will find and explore a historic wine collection! Sip your way through a tutored tasting of eight fine wines and then indulge in a three-course lunch at the Chef’s High Table. What’s on the menu? Choose from the à la carte menu which features local produce paired with wines of course! Tours are available daily starting at 12:30 pm. You should allow three hours for this wonderful and relaxing experience. Note that the museum is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, and Boxing day! What are you waiting for? Check out pricing and availability!
Explore the fascinating Australian National Maritime Museum
How cool is the architecture of this colorful and brilliant museum? Located in Canberra, ACT, this insightful walking tour is led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Check out the stories behind the architecture and design of the National Museum of Australia. Be sure to wear your walking shoes for this one-hour walking tour will enable you to dive headfirst into the museum’s history. Your guide will explain the amazing stories which bring the incredible structures together. The tour is available daily at 10 am and 2 pm. The museum is only closed on Christmas Day. Lace-up your sneakers and book your tour here!
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