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25 January to 28 April 2019
Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Treasures Wall
Free entry

Discover the story of the Adelaide Central Market from its beginnings in 1869 and celebrate 150 years of this landmark Adelaide institution in this new exhibition.

The exhibition, in partnership with the Adelaide Central Market, features collection items from the archives of the Adelaide City Council, the State Library and from the Market traders themselves. See produce carts, scales, signs and original documents dating back to the early 1900s, and learn about Market icons Cheong Liew, Brian McMahon and Chappy Charlesworth.

Awaken your Market memories and experience the sights, smells and sounds of the Market. Don't miss the amazing smell-o-wall, which captures the smells of the Market.

Image caption: Horse-drawn trade display, 1912 [PRG 280/1/14/587]

Adelaide Central Market: 150 years of people and produce. Exhibition on until 28 April 2019.

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

There is a cafe located in the back of the glass foyer at the State Library. View more information about the cafe and tenants.