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Adelaide Gaol

18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5031, Australia
6182314062
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Experience what life was like behind bars for the prisoners who once called the Adelaide Gaol their home. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia's longest continuously operational prison facilities. Over those gruelling 147 years, the Gaol housed some of the state's most notorious and dangerous criminals. Almost 300,000 prisoners whiled away some time at His (or Her) Majesty's pleasure, and 45 unfortunates were executed within its walls - including the only woman to be executed in South Australia. Step back in time and walk the hallways and cells of South Australia's first inmates. Experience what daily life in prison was really like. Wander along, lost in your own imagination and visit our interactive exhibition. If you're really lucky, you may catch a glimpse of one of our ghostly residents. Opening times: 9am - 5pm - 7 days a week Last entry for self-guided tours is at 4.00pm
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18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5031, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A must see place when visiting Adelaide because its living history right there in front of you. Often old prisons are partially demolished or stripped bare and you have to use some imagination to get the "feel" for the place. But here in Adelaide you...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have memories of riding past this prison as a child, on a train with my family, to go into town. As we passed by, their would be some prisoners in the vegie gardens and we would wave to them. Some 40 odd years later,...More

Thank newtooit
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I visited this relic of days gone by when incarceration was considered the correct form of punishment. Yes, it is stark but one must remember the penalty need fit the crime. It was here that the murderer of a close friend had his life terminated...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We walked from town to visit the old Gaol and associated museum. 9.5 $ oz to get in per adult. Good wander around the rooms and cells. Good history panels and some interesting tales of inmates and their crimes. Hard to believe that it was...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

You simply must visit this iconic landmark in South Australia's history. The construction of this gaol almost financially crippled the SA economy during the mid 1800s. The gaol operated between 1841 and 1988 and the conditions were brutal. Highlights include the gruesome 'hanging tower' which...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day visiting the Adelaide Gaol. We always love to visit old gaols and penitentiaries on our holidays, and thought we should check out one in our town. A little disappointing that it was a self-guided tour, with not even an option to...More

Thank Amym025
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I partook in the night ghost tour that was guided and took place for two hours. It was really interesting, informative and was hosted really well. I would highly recommend this as something to do if you're in the area, but would point out the...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visited Adelaide Goal as a couple July 2017. My husband had always wanted to go but I was surprised at how interesting I found it. The lady that greeted us was very warm and welcoming. She gave us a map, a brief history of the...More

Thank Makzulu
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the during the morning. The staff provided a map and a brief overview that was sufficient to sell all the highlights. 66 inmates were hanged there and over 300000 people were interred - many for shorter periods. Whilst the displays were interesting I...More

1  Thank SydneyConcordian
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Very very cold and very dark. Wrap yourself up in the warmest clothes you have, including gloves and beanie, and make sure u have plenty of camera battery to use your own torch. For even more comfort, take a small fold up seat so you...More

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