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National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol

2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 9006
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Loaded with history and fabulous tributes to the achievements of the women of Australia.

We really enjoyed our hour or two here. The old gaol was very well presented and the audio and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KazNgaz50s
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Perth, Australia
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Very well set out with tremendous information about the women who helped to make Australia the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynette S
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Launceston, Australia
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The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is one of two women's museums in Australia. It is dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia's heritage and tells their stories through photographs, artifacts, audio, video and other memorabilia. The museum is based in the heritage-listed Old Alice Springs Gaol, and visitors can also explore the old gaol cells and learn about its history and stories.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our hour or two here. The old gaol was very well presented and the audio and visual information as well as the photographs and written posters all helped to give you a great insight into the history and people of this establishment....More

Thank KazNgaz50s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well set out with tremendous information about the women who helped to make Australia the wonderful place it is. An interesting insight into the goal and it's inmates and the work of earlier wardenss

Thank Lynette S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Alice Springs on our travels around Australia and came across this remarkable local visitors attraction the Pioneer Woman's Hall of Frame plus Her Majesty's Gaol 1938-1996. Both in the old Gaol building and the pioneer woman's part is amazing going back to the first...More

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see excursion when you are in Alice Springs . The old gaol is very well maintained and an interesting historical site. The stories relayed through spoken word are quite sad, but real. Both wardens and prisoners tell some heart wrenching tales....More

Thank jennifer G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Not sophisticated but gave a good insight into prison life. The display of significant women's achievements in Australia was interesting.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Well worth a visit & very informative - shows the great women of Australia not just the territory! From long ago to the modern era in all fields of endeavour!

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Planned on a quick visit but stayed for hours. So interesting and informative. Amazing history. Make sure you listen to the audio in the women cells and watch the video from the Matron. She is still around in Alice Springs. Fabulous gift shop where money...More

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is the #1 place to visit in Alice Springs. Leave aside at least three hours to do it justice. The place reeks with history, Our only disappointment was that my wife could not hear properly what the people in the men's cells were saying...More

Thank Neville B
Trudy F, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the museum, and thank you for the feedback about the audios in the men's cells as it's important that these stories are accessible to all. We'll definitely look in how we can address this....More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were running short of time on our final day in Alice, and had only an hour to spend here. We spent all but a few minutes reading all the fascinating material in the women's display and barely touched the gaol section that also looked...More

1  Thank winglen
Reviewed 11 May 2017

While not the most intimidating of gaols I have visited throughout Australia, it has alot of interesting history and I found it very interesting to walk through. There is also a large exhibition of female pioneers in all areas in one of the main buildings...More

Thank Adele H
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Barbara J
14 July 2016|
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$10 adult $7 concession (senior) $4 child or $25 family (2 adults & up to 4 children) hope this helps :)
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Fran L
31 May 2015|
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Response from NPWHF | Property representative |
I think you may have contacted us by mistake. We have no accommodation available at this site. We are a museum/tourist attraction.
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