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The Adelaide Gaol was a working prison between 1841 and 1988. It is now a museum, which tells the Gaol's 147 year history in displays, exhibitions and tours. Displays include the story of Elizabeth Woolcock, the only woman to be hanged in South Australia and Sister Mary MacKillop, a regular visitor to both male and female inmates. The Adelaide Gaol is open for self guided tours from 10am to 5pm every day except Saturdays, Good Friday and Christmas Day. The last entry is at 3.30pm as it will take you at least 90 minutes to explore this important historic site....


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  • Cindi Drennan 4

    Surprising off the beaten track Adelaide attraction. It's one of those slightly eerie adventures where you almost feel that step back in time; imagining what those old stone walls have seen and heard is a thrilling, creepy contrast to the surreal peacefulness of the grounds today.

  • Faviana Fogliano 5

    This place is great. Both my kids loved it. It is a bit creepy in some parts but it shows the true reality of how life was in the prison. They have the large bell (which was used to notify prisoners of meal times and break times etc) you can ring and when you hear it, you get that sense of really being there during that time. There is a lot of information around and they give you an easy to follow map. The place is just as it was and there is also a mini museum with really great objects such as whips,locks, keys, phones that prisoners made inside radios, home made tattoo equipment etc. Everything that prisoners made whilst in prison. Some of the art work is really good, drawings and paintings. The creepiest place of all in there is the Hanging Tower. It freaks you out a bit. All in all it's a great place to visit whether you are a local or visitor. It has a whole lot of history and it's amazing because you can see exactly how it all was long ago. Great for all ages.

  • Ruth Day 5

    Did the Lantern Ghost Tour and it was excellent. Definitely much better than any other tour we have done of a 'haunted' facility. Be warned though as some of the stories are rather graphic

  • Wayne Sentance 5

    What a great place to take the kids and teach them about real history, even if it is a bit dark. To place your hands on the mechanism that bought about the end to so many.

  • 620 class 4

    pretty good hotel rooms with comfy beds, creepy manequins scattered for some reason! overall, the cells are made of good bricks and reccomend staying in

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