New SAAM entry prices…

Effective from 1st February 2021, SAAM visitor entry prices will increase marginally to the pre-COVID levels. We do our best to keep prices low, and they will remain the lowest of the Port museums but, as a self-funded volunteer organisation, we must ensure we can continue to cover our costs.

The new prices are

Adults $12

Concession card holders $9

Children 5-15yrs $6 (Children under 5 free)

Families (2 adults & up to 3 children) $30

We are open every day 10:30am-4:30pm except Christmas Day, when we close.

The display hangars are evaporatively cooled and other areas of the Museum are fully air conditioned.

SAAM re-opening Wednesday 25th November!

We are very happy to be able to announce that the Museum will be re-opening to visitors on Wednesday 25th November.

Please note that SA Health’s spatial limit requirements of 1 person per 4 sq metres will apply. This limits our reception/shop area to 6 persons at a time, so please be patient if you are asked to wait a minute or two before entering. All our COVID-Safe procedures are in place so please use the hand sanitiser stations and maintain 1.5m distance from other visitors not in your party.

SAAM members may return to their projects from Monday 23rd November. Be sure to observe all workplace spatial distancing and sanitising requirements and be COVID safe!

“The History of Aerial Photography” History Group profiles available for download!

History Group member Gary Petts is writing a fascinating history of Aerial photography in 4 parts – from the earliest days of balloon observation through the wars to the present day.
Parts 1 & 2 (pre-history & WWI) were published in our last three newsletters, but we decided Part 3 (WWII) is too big for the newsletter so we have made it available on our website here: http://www.saam.org.au/…/aerial-photography-part-3-wwii/
Parts 1 & 2 are also available – just go to the ‘Pre WWII’ drop-down tab of the History Group page – http://www.saam.org.au/history/pre-world-war-ii/ to download.
We’ll let you know when Part 4 is ready!
Gary is well-qualified for the task, having served in the Army (RASvy), being trained as a topographical surveyor at the School of Military Survey, attending the RAAF School of Photography and serving with SAPOL’s Photographic Section.

Props, Jets & Rotors Display and Competition at SAAM 7th-8th November 2020!

The Props, Jets and Rotors 19th Annual Display and Competition will be on at SAAM on 7th-8th November.

You can download the program here.

Note – the event was originally scheduled in August and was postponed to the new dates due to COVID-19 concerns. The references in the program to August are in error and event is now definitely scheduled for 7th/8th November.

The event is held at SAAM every year and the number and quality of the models displayed has to be seen to be believed. Come and see for yourself!

There are no addition charges for coming to the Display – normal entry fees apply.

October newsletter ready to download!!

This is a big pictorial issue – download it here or go to the newsletter tab to browse past issues.

This month President David Byrne reports on new displays; Sean Zhang sent a story and photos of his visit to the Alice Springs aircraft storage facility and museum; Ivan Leatherland updates us on Anson restoration progress; Chris Doudy contributed a 6-page photo-retrospective on the Aero 145 restoration, Nigel Daw reported on the Anson Crash Memorial unveiling at Loxton earlier this month; and Gary Petts continues his lavishly illustrated Aerial Photography history. You’re going to enjoy this one!!