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Santos Museum of Economic Botany

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Hidden gem in the Botanical Gardens

Pop in to the Museum of Economic Botany and you won't be disappointed! The displays are a work of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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Adore this Place!!!!

This museum sits unassumingly in a section of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens near Diggers Club. Once... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Hunter Valley, NSW
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Hackney Rd | Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8222 9311
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Pop in to the Museum of Economic Botany and you won't be disappointed! The displays are a work of art - fresh and interesting with all the old fashioned, hand written tags. Look for the indigo and a swatch of Egyptian mummy fabric from 1000...More

1  Thank R C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This museum sits unassumingly in a section of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens near Diggers Club. Once inside, those who have a genuine interest in botany, plants or gardening will find the exhibits fascinating. I planned on a 'quick look' the first time I visited &...More

1  Thank Freya1958
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A totally different museum than we have ever experienced before, and well worth a visit. You could even become so absorbed in locating things that you lose a great portion of the day. Many a conversation was had upon finding interesting facts and information about...More

1  Thank beaustravels
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Botanic Gardens then make a plan to call in here for a look around. Really interesting display of historic botanical fruit, seeds, nuts etc. Dates back many years and a plethora of ancient things to see in an exquisite old...More

1  Thank MarkNob
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This amazing museum has a ceiling alone worth seeing. From 1880 just remarkably beautiful. But the exhibits whether the hundreds of apple or pear types or the grains etc are all fascinating and interesting to people of all ages. Highly recommended

1  Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This museum is full of facts about plants and their economic value as crops, herbal medicines and many other uses. The displays have information and insights into how plants have benefitted humans over many decades and from where they have been sourced. Most interesting.

1  Thank prclements
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I heard of this museum on ABC Landline. It is a magnificent piece of history with stunning displays. An absolute must visit, but hard to find as it is hidden in the centre of the Botanic Gardens. There are extraordinary displays of fungi, fruit and...More

1  Thank mastermuzz
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I loved this quaint museum.. everything was perfect! The beautifully restored building hold an artfully displayed collection of plants that are used for commercial purposes. Not for everyone but its small and as its in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens well worth a peek inside.

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We checked out the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in Adelaide as part of our day exploring all the gardens and out buildings related to it all. The museum was fantastic for us as we are big green thumbs who love knowing about the families...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Was advised to visit by a friend and had a fascinating time. Who new that oregano and thyme were directly related to mint? All exhibits are laid out in families with many surprises along the way.

1  Thank Simon C
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