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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
Published April 20th 2014
See inside this amazing building

UPDATE: New tour times for 2015 have been announced. Times available are 9.30am and 3pm, July to December. Click here to book.

Adelaide's newest and most exciting building is open for business.

SAHMRI interior
SAHMRI interior (©paula mcmanus)


We've been watching it grow - some love it, some hate it. Personally I love it and, in my opinion, it'll be one of Australia's most photographed buildings in years to come.

It's more than just a pretty face though. The SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) exists to:

Develop a team of more than 600 scientists and academics who will seek the cures for modern day diseases and illnesses.

These researchers will have the latest technology and equipment in world class state-of-the-art laboratories

Engage and excite the future generation of scientists with education programs

SAHMRI exterior
SAHMRI exterior (©paula mcmanus)


If you think the outside of the building is spectacular, the inside is breathtaking and it's now open to the public for tours every Friday till the end of 2014. You can book online and it's completely free (although gold coin donations to medical research are gratefully received - there is a donation box in the main foyer area).

The tours run at 11am and 1pm each Friday and last approximately one hour. The tour is suitable for everyone - individuals, community groups and schools are most welcome.

Tour highlights include views of SAHMRI's state of the art laboratories, open plan floors, atrium café, plaza area and spiral staircase. There will also be an opportunity to hear directly from one of their leading researchers.

SAHMRI foyer
SAHMRI foyer (©paula mcmanus)


It's easy to book - just click on the tour time, then select the date you wish to attend.

11am Tour

1pm Tour


Please email tours@sahmri.com with any enquiries.
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Why? See inside Adelaide's newest iconic building
When: every Friday in 2014, 11am and 1pm
Phone: 8128 4000
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free but a donation to medical research would be appreciated
Your Comment
Thanks for the information. They are booked out for rest of the year. They still names against cancellation.
by purva (score: 1|12) 1780 days ago
Nice one Paula, I've been meaning to take the tour. Love the images!
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11214) 1916 days ago
are they allowed a 5 months baby to enter ??
by beaut (score: 0|6) 1915 days ago
Thanks Paula ... Would not known this was on
by wendy (score: 0|6) 1913 days ago
Fab pictures Paula, love your work, well done. Edwina :-)
by edwin (score: 0|8) 1830 days ago
I have just noticed they have released new 9.30am and 3pm tour times between July and Dec 2015.
by trava (score: 0|5) 1544 days ago
Thanks for this and especially the direct links....will definitely be taking a look
by Ann Lund (score: 1|66) 1915 days ago
Thanks Paula, great photography. The building also looks impressive along the river frontage.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1238) 1913 days ago
Fab pictures Paula, love your work, well done. Edwina
by edwin (score: 0|8) 1830 days ago
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