South Australian Museum Cultural Tour

2 Hours
Tarndanya (Adelaide), South Australia
Art & Culture
Year Round
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See the ‘Aboriginal Cultures Gallery’ at the South Australian Museum through the lens of a local Aboriginal man. The Gallery showcases the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal antiquities and archival material in the world, with over 3,000 items on display.

Your guide Tjamiri, owner of Kumarninthi Cultural Tours, takes you on a guided journey back in time. He will walk you through the gallery sharing stories about the significance of cultural artefacts, regions, Aboriginal people and culture.

Celebrate the cultural achievements of Australia’s Aboriginal people on a guided tour today.


South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

What to expect

The wealth of information in this gallery includes boomerangs, bark paintings, shields, maps, early recordings, photographs, field notebooks and some of the only intact bark canoes still known to be in existence.

Your local Aboriginal guide Tjamari will share some of the history of one of the world’s oldest and most continuous living cultures in an exciting, contemporary context. He will share important social history, cultural information and personal stories.

What is included

Departure Point: Foyer South Australian Museum, North Tce Adelaide. (From front lawn of main entrance).

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Includes: Aboriginal guide, along with Aboriginal interpretations and knowledge.

For personalised dates and availability for groups with 4 or more people, please select the enquire now button.

Meeting point

South Australian Museum
Your guide will meet you on the front lawn of the main entrance into the Museum.
Please arrive 10 mins prior to departure time

What to bring



Kumarninthi Cultural Tours

The word ""Kumarninthi"" is from the Kaurna language group, meaning ""Becoming One"".

Founded by Tjimari Sanderson-Milera, an Aboriginal man from the language groups Kokatha (West Coast), Narungga (Yorke Peninsula), Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) which are coastal communities in South Australia and Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) where he has spent a lot of time growing up and being on Country with family.

Growing up, Tjimari has always been involved in his culture through family, dance and art. He is very connected to his culture and continues to connect to his culture, Country and Elders.

Over years of working varied jobs through corporate organisations, living in other states around Australia and experiencing the world, it became clear to Tjimari how broken and disconnected this country is. The unfortunate divide in society, experienced by many, can be changed for future generations, starting with the kids of today and by sharing his culture with as many people as he can reach, through the experiences and programs offered through his cultural learning business, Kumarnithi.

By creating awareness, new learnings, shifting perceptions, sharing Aboriginal culture and rich history, Tjimari is working toward a better future for all.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?