About Time: South Australia's History Festival


Welcome to About Time 2014! This event is all about exploring our history - we hope you'll enjoy what is on offer this year. There are close to 500 events presented by more than 300 organisers around the state. 

Join the conversation: We'd love to hear your feedback about the program and the events you attend - you can join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter

We are also delighted to bring you Open House Adelaide  as part of About Time. If you love architecture, you won't want to miss this one! This year Open House Adelaide has its own program and all the details are on the website.

We hope you have a great May delving into the past, and we look forward to seeing you out and about!

Engineering a city: city centre circuit walking tour

This tour presents stories of our engineering heritage, following a circuit of the Adelaide City Centre from Victoria Square to Grenfell Street and back. The tour highlights... Read more

The art of monumental masonry

The Monumental Masons Association will showcase skills honed over generations to restore several nineteenth-century monuments in a special event at West Terrace Cemetery. See... Read more

City of Great Buildings bicycle tour

Dress in your Sunday best, pop on your helmet and join our tour guide 'Gwendolyn' for a bicycle tour with a twist. Experience the City of Adelaide's Great Buildings as submitted... Read more

Burra Railway Station history and restoration

Discover the history of Burra Railway Station through twelve new interpretive panels. Nine of the interpretive panels are outside and can be viewed any time. See the newly... Read more

Museum collections make connections

Children and families are invited to the Art Gallery to join a special ‘glass cases’ tour. Discover some of our most precious objects housed in display cases around the Gallery.... Read more

In the Face of Time: a talk by Ian Purcell

In 1941 Adelaide poet Charles Jury privately published a verse drama - Icarius, which he later called ‘the centre of my life’s work.' It was, wrote his close friend John Bray, ‘a... Read more

Old Adelaide Treasury open day

Explore the Old Adelaide Treasury, one of Adelaide's oldest and most significant historical sites. It was here that gold from the eastern states was stored to be smelted into the... Read more

Riding Past: cycling in the archives

National Archives and State Records hold many interesting records documenting the history of cycling in South Australia over the past 130 years. This talk explores some of these... Read more