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Learning about the Museum and Old Gaol

Women’s Museum of Australia and Old Gaol Alice Springs (National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame)

Step inside and be inspired.

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The Women’s Museum of Australia celebrates the achievements of women. It showcases the courage, determination, and perseverance of ordinary women who have achieved extraordinary things. It features pioneering women of Central Australia, Australian women first in their fields (politics, sport, science, the arts) and stories from new migrants. There are many exhibits, audio-visual presentations, a signature quilt with over 340 prominent women, an aviatrix tapestry, HerStory archive, and many related stories.

The Museum is located in the Old Alice Springs Gaol, and with the same entry ticket, visitors can walk through the old buildings and experience history by listening to reflections from those who worked in, visited, were inmates, or fought to save the heritage-listed buildings.

Individuals and groups are welcomed by well-informed friendly volunteers and staff. There are many educational outcomes for all. Most of the buildings are wheel-chair accessible and there are outdoor areas for relaxation. A well-stocked shop offers locally made and/or designed products.

Set in the Heritage Precinct of Alice Springs, the museum is easily accessible from the town centre and nearby attractions. There’s plenty of parking for small and larger vehicles.

Spend an hour or two and be inspired.

  • Information

    Opening times

    • Monday:
    • Tuesday:
    • Wednesday:
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    • Friday:

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $10 to $35
      No bookings required for individuals, families and small groups. We request that large groups please make bookings. Concession and family rates available. Group rates available on request. Women's Museum of Australia members are free. Local cards are available.
    • Child tickets from $5 to $7
      Children under 5 years old - no charge.

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Family Friendly
    • Gallery / Museum
    • Non Smoking
    • Parents Room
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop / Gift Shop

    Accessibility

    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

    Accreditation

    • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
    • COVID Safe
    • Quality Tourism Accreditation
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