South Australian
Aviation Museum
New entrance 16 Bedford Street, Port Adelaide

SAAM is open for business every day from 10am to 4pm (except christmas day).
Access to SAAM has changed due to the construction of the Port Dock Rail Project.
The Lipson Street entrance is now permanently closed for cars, bikes and pedestrians.
Our new vehicle entrance is at 16 Bedford Street, Port Adelaide. This is near the corner of Bedford Street and Perkins Drive, and is very near the Port Adelaide exit of the Port River Expressway. There are temporary signs in place and permanent signs are to come later. Click here for a map.
If you are walking around Port Adelaide and would like to visit SAAM, we are a 15min walk (1.1km) from the corner of Commercial Road and St. Vincent Street. During construction work, pedestrian access is via 16 Bedford Street, near the corner of Bedford Street and Perkins Drive. If you walk down Baker Street and then Barlow Street, you will pass Pirate Life Brewery, which is a good spot for refreshments. Click here for a map
The Adelaide to Outer Harbour Greenway passes right by SAAM. There are currently diversions in place behind SAAM for the Port Dock Rail Project works. These diversions will take you right past our main entrance at 16 Bedford Street, Port Adelaide. When the Greenway reconstruction work is completed in mid 2024, SAAM will have a dierct path from the Greenway. Click here for a map
From the Port Adelaide Station, it is a 25min (2km) walk to SAAM's 16 Bedford Street entrance via Commercial St., Charlotten St., Lipson St., St.Vincent St., Baker St., Crozier St. and Bedford St. When the new Port Dock Station is completed, it will be a 5min (300m) walk to SAAM via Barlow St. Alternatively, walk down Commercial St. (8mins) and catch the 252 bus (see below). Click here for a map.
The 252 bus connects Port Adelaide and Adelaide and goes past our new entrance. The Port Adelaide stop is labelled Zone C (near the corner of Commercial and Butler). From here, it is 3 stops (5mins) to Stop 37A Crozier Street, East Side. From here it is a 5min walk to SAAM, via our new Bedford Street entrance. From Adelaide, alight at Stop 37A Bedford Street, South Side. Click here for the Bus timetable & map.
SAAM'S Displays & Collections
Blue - On Public Display
Green - Reference Collection

What's New at SAAM
The Port Dock Rail Project is progressing and SAAM's old Lipson Street entrance is now permanently closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. SAAM's new vehicle entrance is open at 16 Bedford Street, Port Adelaide. When the rail project is completed, bicycle & pedestrian access to SAAM will be via the Adelaide to Outer Harbour Greenway, which will be along Barlow Street and past SAAM. Until completion (estimated to be the end of 2024) bicycle and pedestrian access to SAAM is to be via the new vehicle access at 16 Bedford Street.
icon   2024 is SAAM's 40th Anniversary Year.

Bill Pople
Vexin-A Rocket Engine on Display
Four Vexin-A engines were used on the Coralie, which formed the second stage of the Europa launch vehicle as part of a programme run by ELDO (the European Space Launcher Organisation). The Europa rocket was flown from its launchpad on the North shore of Lake Hart within the Woomera Range perimeters between June 5, 1964 and June 6, 1970. For more information, click here.
History Group Biography
MERRILL, Raymond Lewis
FYGOFF 218 Squadron RAF
Tail Gunner - 36 Missions
History Group Biography
SHOPPEE, Kevin Damian Joseph
ARMY Helicopter Pilot