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Adelaide Gaol

18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5031, Australia
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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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Doot B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank 123dee12
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We went here not expecting much. We were wrong! You get chance to see how/where the prisoners lived and you can see the gallows too. Outside, the prisoners who were put to death there are buried in the grounds. You can visit each 'grave' and...More

Thank Sammy R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Attended the recent Open Day which offered $5 entry per person. My youngest was hoping to connect with one of its ghosts, but alas, that did not happen. Unfortunately it was all self-guided, so we weren't privy to any juicy or scary stories to enhance...More

Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Sad place Eerie to think of all the horribleness that went on there...but that's life! I like the dig they have done in which they've uncovered some different foundations. Reasonable prices The 1 Staff member was friendly For some time to kill it's a good...More

Thank foody_travels
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We wasted our time walking out there. It was closed for a private function. This is supposedly one of the top 10 things to do in Adelaide and they close it for a private party ??????

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We went with a community group, wonderful guided walking tour, of Adelaide's not so pleasant past. The buildings and surrounds have and are still being preserved, along with artworks done by prisoners, tools of trade of prisoners, guards, wardens, doctors and dentist rooms. Authentic cells,...More

Thank Ian W
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