Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs

Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs

Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Women's Museum of Australia (formerly known as the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame) is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of women in the pioneering history of the Northern Territory. More broadly, the Women's Museum of Australia is exhibiting stories which showcase the special contribution to Australia's heritage that women in many endeavours have made, not only for the benefit of their communities, but as lasting legacies that can inspire future generations. The Women's Museum of Australia is situated in the heritage-listed Old Gaol; so you can also explore prison life and learn about the history of incarceration as well as getting a hands-on feeling for what life inside the cells was like for prisoners of the day.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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travelwriter2016
Adelaide, Australia92 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
This tourist attraction competes with many of the fabulous and famous locations such as Standley Chasm, Simpson Gap, the Telegraph Station and cafe, The Residency, Harley Street School, School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility and Base Cafe. While interesting to some, it is simply not in the same league as the others.
Written 6 December 2023
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Jill T
22 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
Visited here this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was the lady at the counter was very friendly and only happy to help us. The museum is very informative and worth spending time in it mentioned a lot of history I was unaware of. A couple cells in the men's jail gave me chills. But it certainly was worth taking the time to visit.
Written 3 August 2023
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Hi Jill, thank-you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and consider it worth a stop when visiting Alice Springs. I am also happy to hear that the person who helped you at the counter was friendly. We are predominantly run by volunteers, who are all very passionate and dedicated, so we love to read positive reviews about our volunteers in the shop.
Written 16 August 2023
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Sania S
1 contribution
Sep. 2022
The women's museum is a wonderful place. It is nice to have a place dedicated to women's history in Australia.
Written 12 January 2023
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Thanks for the review, we agree that it is wonderful to have a place dedicated to women's history and we are so lucky to have that right here in Alice Springs.
Written 26 March 2023
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Margar550
Barossa Valley, Australia77 contributions
Oct. 2022
We discovered this by accident ~ what a treasure trove of history and personal experiences. An eye-opener on Australia's women pioneers as well as life in gaol ~
Written 13 November 2022
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I am thrilled you accidentally came upon the museum and enjoyed yourselves.
Written 26 March 2023
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Ray R
4 contributions
Oct. 2022
The womens museum was very informative, and well worth a visit. If you go you can tie it in with a trip with the reptile centre across the road.
I was very surprised with the information on the pioneering women, and the other women who were firsts in their fields.

This information is not well know and was an eye opener.

I enjoyed it. Wasn’t overly expensive .

The Gaol was basically in the same complex, so you have a look. While it is appreciated, the efforts to find attractions in Alice, the gaol is basically rubbish. The museum is excellent!
Written 23 October 2022
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We are thrilled you enjoyed the women's museum component of the museum and we are sorry that the gaol part didn't meet expectations. We would love if you could provide some more information on why you consider the gaol to be so poor, as it might helps us improve.
Written 26 March 2023
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Henry H
14 contributions
Oct. 2022
We had an extra day in town and decided to walk over and check this out. These people have done an amazing job of capturing and collecting information, pictures and artifacts to depict the evolution of the lives of women in Australia. They used the site of the old prison as a facility, and have several different and interesting display areas throughout the site. For a nominal fee you get an enlightening self-guided experience. Well worth the stop in my opinion.
Written 6 October 2022
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Thanks so much for such a positive and detailed review, we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your time here.
Written 26 March 2023
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BW
5 contributions
Oct. 2022
I visited this Museum with friends during a recent stay in Alice Springs. The Museum is very interesting, well presented and definately worthwhile.
Written 3 October 2022
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Thanks so much, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit.
Written 26 March 2023
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
Aug. 2022
What a terrific place ! We didn’t realise how interesting this museum would be. So much to see and learn. Our pioneer women were so tough and so capable. We loved it here. There is a gift shop and toilets and cold drinks for sale.
Written 21 September 2022
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Gotthebluesforred
Sydney, Australia243 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
This is an important place to visit. I took my time and watched/ listened to all the videos/ audio recordings. You will need a couple of hours here to do it justice.
Written 18 September 2022
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Giorgia
8 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
Fantastic exhibitions, interactive and presented in multiple platforms - visible, written, audio, touch, etc. Provided detailed insight into Alice springs then and now. I was only there for an hour but would allow 2-3 hours. Shame I couldn’t stay longer because I really enjoyed it. A must visit in my opinion!
Written 18 September 2022
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