As we head into winter, more and more Australians will also be heading indoors.

But that’s not a bad thing – especially not in Adelaide, which is home to some of the most fascinating museums in all of Australia. Here are a few of our must-visit picks for your next trip down south!

Migration Museum

This is the place to soak up some history and celebrate the myriad cultures and people that have travelled from near and far to make Australia their home.

Immigrants have been settling in South Australia since the early nineteenth century, and every single one of them had a unique story to tell. The Migration Museum gives you the opportunity to experience some of them.

For those interested in architecture, the museum itself is of significant historical importance. It was once Adelaide’s Destitute Asylum, a building constructed to accommodate South Australia’s poor and homeless.

It’s free to visit, and guided tours for groups of up to ten people are available.

Adelaide Gaol

Between 1841 and 1988, this museum was a functioning prison. Now, it houses fascinating displays and exhibitions about South Australia’s most notorious criminals.

Have you heard of Elizabeth Woolcock, the only woman ever to be hanged in South Australia? The Adelaide Gaol offers you the chance to find out more about her life and death.

If you’re feeling particularly brave, ghost and historic night tours can be organised for groups of 12 or more. This is the perfect activity for those who decide to get a 12-seater minibus when booking their Adelaide airport car hire.

South Australian Museum

If you’re interested in natural history, look no further. The South Australian Museum has got you covered. Its world-class Science Centre opened in 2003, and allows lucky visitors to glimpse specimens, ethnographic and historical material that are currently being studied by the museum’s 50-strong team of scientists.

The South Australian Museum is also home to the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal cultural material, so its a great place to visit if you’re unfamiliar with the history of Australia’s indigenous people.