Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs

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Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs

Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 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 Womens Museum of Australia is exhibiting stories which showcase the special contribution to Australia's heritage that women in many endeavors have made, not only for the benefit of their communities, but as lasting legacies that can inspire future generations, too. The Womens 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 get a hands-on feeling for what life inside the cells what like for prisoners of the day.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mackenzie T
Brisbane Region, Australia11 contributions
Better than I expected
Oct. 2021
I didn't think I would enjoy this very much, but I found that I learnt a lot of interesting things that I had no previous knowledge of, and so I was glad I did it. Not so much to see other than the actual gaol cells, but a lot of information to read. But it is interesting information.
Written 21 November 2021
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BonnyeJoan
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
Interesting information on boards to read. We did have to be selective on what we read because there was so much.
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff who were happy to chat and answer questions.
It was great to see good quality products in shop.
Written 25 September 2021
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bilby J
15 contributions
A most interesting and informative resource
Sep. 2021
I was so glad I took the time to see this Museum as it gave you a really good idea of just how much women have contributed to Australian life - something we all need to be more aware of. It is essentially run by volunteers and has been well thought out.There were a number of interesting historical exhibits. The Old Gaol was also very interesting with recorded information on the previous prisoners when you entered each cell.
Written 18 September 2021
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wazza1959
Ourimbah, Australia2 contributions
Fantastic museum.
Sep. 2021 • Solo
Fantastic museum, well worth a visit. Loved learning about the gaol and its history, while the displays featuring women of note were fascinating. Take your Mum, or your daughter, you'll have lots to discuss afterwards.
Written 11 September 2021
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giacomina17
Brisbane, Australia529 contributions
An amazing place.
Jul. 2021 • Friends
This was so well done and definitely worth a visit. Allow a couple of hours to be able to read all the information that is there. I stand in awe of the pioneering women and Australian women in general. The gaol was also a sobering visit.
Written 22 July 2021
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Nathan W
Australia326 contributions
Insightful though underwhelming
Apr. 2021 • Solo
While the stories and history of both men and women here were fantastic and insightful, the prison itself is somewhat underwhelming. Didn’t fully enjoy it as much as i would have hoped.
Written 24 May 2021
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rena f
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Great history & stories
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time and not enough time! The stories of women who demonstrated perseverance & grit was topped off by moving audio stories from the Gaol (both men and women’s cells provided moving insights into this strata of AS history). The chance to support current inmates by purchasing their art topped off a really interesting visit. Many thanks to the volunteers who keep this piece of history alive.
Written 8 March 2021
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Thank you Rena for visiting our Museum and taking time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and please enjoy your art purchases. The volunteers take great pride in their work here and I will pass on your thanks.
Written 9 March 2021
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Pat E
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
Fascinating museum
Oct. 2020
I was very surprised to find such an interesting museum about women from all occupations and professions in Alice Springs. I had thought it would only be about outback women. I was very impressed. It was also interesting to wander around the old goal and hear the stories of some of the inmates
Written 7 November 2020
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Donna D
Adelaide, Australia165 contributions
Great place
Sep. 2020
Lovely museum with helpful staff. Lots to see so make the time. I’d allow at least an hour or two . Some great history on Australian women here
Written 26 September 2020
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Kwickdraw9
East Bay Area, California11 contributions
Sobering historical site
Aug. 2019
Hard to imagine the lives of those who passed through this jail, but an integral part of local history.
Written 14 July 2020
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