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Take a look back at South Australia's love affair with the ocean. See what is currently on offer at the Bay Discovery Centre museum.

Monday to Sunday, 10am-2pm
Glenelg Town Hall
Gold Coin Donation

Violet Rowe Swimwear Collection

Main Floor & Mezzanine Level

Take a journey through the evolution of bathing costumes. Learn about everything from bathing restrictions and rules to woollen bathers and string bikinis! You can view a few of our favourites below.

Bathing Box 20

Ground Floor

From Seacliff to Glenelg, bathing boxes once lined our shores, offering people shelter and privacy. Step into Bathing Box 20 and reminisce over a bygone era.

Diving into the Past

What happens to those items that get lost to time under the waves of the ocean? Discover the stories behind objects salvaged from under the jetty’s pillions. Who is the girl named Lucy and who wore this ring?