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Keep up-to-date with what’s happened, or about to happen with all things historical in SA.  Subscribe to our newsletters, social media and read our latest media releases below.

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.

LEGO Expo, Pirates-a-plenty and Games of the Globe

Bricks on Wheels: Meet talented Lego sculptors and their amazing life-like sculptures at our first ever LEGO Expo on 4 & 5 January. ‘Bricks on Wheels’ brings together some fabulous LEGO vehicle creations, some are even based on our collection. Read more about LEGO Expo, Pirates-a-plenty and Games of the Globe >

Hostel Stories take shelter in museum

A new exhibition detailing post-war migrant life in the hostels of South Australia opens on Saturday 30 November at the Migration Museum.  Hostel Stories: Migrant Lives seeks to answer many questions raised by the Museum’s visitors over the years relating to the state’s own hostel histor

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EFIJY back by popular demand (until mid 2014)

Just as the Holden Hurricane almost blew the Museum away, in comes the Efijy!  For a limited time only, visitors can once again get up close and personal with this iconic concept car. Read more about EFIJY back by popular demand (until mid 2014) >

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Ground breaking technology could protect Protector

Earlier this month, the South Australian Maritime Museum and researchers from across Australia travelled to Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef to conduct a ground-breaking archaeological survey of the former Australian warship Protector. Read more about Ground breaking technology could protect Protector >

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Free entry pays off for Museum

The South Australian Maritime Museum has just shattered its record for the highest number of visitors over a single weekend.  Read more about Free entry pays off for Museum >

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Ringing in the changes at the Museum

On Friday 1 November the SA Maritime Museum will take delivery of the ship’s bell from South Australia's colonial naval vessel, Protector. On loan from the Royal Australian Navy, it will join a collection of over 80 artefacts linked to Protector and its crew. Read more about Ringing in the changes at the Museum >

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Why has one of Australia’s most successful explorers been relegated to history’s back pages?

John McDouall Stuart was undoubtedly one of the greatest of Australian explorers.  In 1862, after three attempts, he finally succeeded in crossing the continent from sea to sea, and lived to tell the story.  An experienced bushman, he navigated his party on horseback through vast expanses of coun

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Grants support community history projects

$35,000 in grant funding has just been allocated by History SA to assist South Australian community organisations, historical groups and individuals to research, publish and display our local history.  21 organisations and individuals from across the State will receive grants of up to $4,000 each Read more about Grants support community history projects >

‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue

If you're stuck for inspiration this school holiday, look no further than our museums. From amateur archaeology at SA Maritime Museum, weaving at the Migration Museum to getting a 'licence' at the National Motor Museum, there's plenty in store for all the family. Read more about ‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue >

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