• Bay Discovery Centre

    Located at Glenelg in the former Town Hall, the Bay Discovery Centre features multimedia interpretive displays and changing exhibitions, with volunteers welcoming visitors to Adelaide’s most popular beach.

The Bay Discovery Centre is a social history museum celebrating the cultural heritage of South Australia. The Museum is a haven for history and art lovers and is housed in the iconic Town Hall in the heart of Glenelg.

The Centre encompasses Glenelg’s Visitor Information Centre, social history museum and a ground floor gallery.

The ground floor gallery offers a changing exhibition program celebrating both South Australia’s history, and the work of South Australian emerging and established artists.

For up to date exhibition information, please visit the Bay Discovery Centre website.

Permanent exhibitions include Voyage and Arrival, Colonel William Light – Soldier/Surveyor/Founder of a City, The Proclamation, Sir Douglas Mawson: Knight of Brighton and the Violet Rowe Swimsuit Collection 1930-1960.

The Bay Discovery Centre and Holdfast Bay History Centre are initiatives of the City of Holdfast Bay and together function as a museum, along with the Glenelg Air Raid Shelter.

Gold coin donation

Daily 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Tracey Curl, Bay Discovery Centre Coordinator
08 8179 9508
Discovery@holdfast.sa.gov.au
PO Box 734 Glenelg SA 5045

Bay Discovery Centre

Located at Glenelg in the former Town Hall, the Bay Discovery Centre features multimedia interpretive displays and changing exhibitions, with volunteers welcoming visitors to Adelaide’s most popular beach.