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Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter Open Day

Explore the Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter! Built in 1942 as part of Adelaide's wartime communication network, the shelter now houses a display of...
When: Sun 16 May, 1-3pm
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Adelaide City
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Old Government House & Heritage Gardens Tour

Although Belair is close to the city today, it was a world away in 1860 when Old Government House was built as a vice regal summer retreat. Today...
When: Sun 23 May, 9.15am-4.15pm
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Per Person: $109.00
Adelaide South
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Devonshire Tea at Dunluce Castle

Enjoy a guided tour of Dunluce Castle, built in 1912 for the Macully family, followed by scones and tea in the dining room. All proceeds go to...
When: Mon 10 May, 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm (approx. 90 mins)
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Adult: $20.00 Child: Free
Adelaide West
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Guided Tours of St Bede's Church, Semaphore (1879 Building)

St Bede's Church opened in April 1879, less than a year after a committee was formed to raise the funds, buy the land, and build the church.
When: Sun 16 May 16, 11am-4pm. Guided tours: Every hour between 11am and 3pm (approx. 30 mins)
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Free
Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
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Round House Revamp!

The Round House is offering free guided tours to History Festival patrons, showcasing the exciting changes being made as part of the revitalisation...
When: Every Sat & Sun in May, 11am-3pm
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Free
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Past, Present and Future

Take a guided tour around the historic homestead of Glenbarr and its grounds. A virtual tour is also available. Devonshire teas and refreshments...
When: 5-9 May & 19-23 May: Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
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Yorke Peninsula
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Ardrossan's Jump into History 1873-2021: Ploughing through the Years

Join a guided walking tour around Ardrossan to take in our old buildings and discover their modern usage. From leadlight windows, a private residence...
When: Sat 8 May, 1.30-3.30pm & Sun 23 May, 10am-12pm
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Adult: $5.00 Child: $2.00
Adelaide West
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Brompton Gasworks ‘Lighting the Way': Photography Workshop

You might ‘stop to smell the roses’ but do you ‘stop to notice the bricks and mortar’? This is an opportunity to mindfully rediscover...
When: (SOLD OUT - JOIN WAITLIST) Sun 2 May, 10am (approx. 3 hrs). Light lunch provided at conclusion of event
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Free
Adelaide City
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The Church on the Corner

Scots Church, at 170 years old, is the second oldest remaining church in Adelaide, with an active Uniting Church congregation. It will be open...
When: Church open every Tue, Wed & Thu in May, 10am-2pm. Guided tours: Tue & Thu, 11am (approx. 45 mins)
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