Old Alice Springs Gaol, Alice Springs

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Pay homage to hundreds of trailblazing Australian women with a visit to Old Alice Springs Gaol. The site features several permanent exhibitions recognizing the special contributions women made in various fields, from working in prison kitchens to conquering new lands all over the continent. This museum is located in a former prison, which in itself is a unique tourist attraction. Behind the walls of the old prison you can explore stories of the brave exploits and incredible achievements of women from all over Australia. A number of displays celebrate the country’s famous outback heroines. Opened in 1993, the museum continues to expand its collection of stories, photographs, books, and audio/video recordings, providing a comprehensive and educational experience to visitors from around the world. Our Alice Springs vacation builder makes visiting Old Alice Springs Gaol and other Alice Springs attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 4, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    A museum dedicated only to women is at least curious and unusual and if in addition to women pioneers that made it possible to expand Australia even more. For lovers of history.
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  • July 21, 2017
    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 ward...  more »
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  • September 22, 2017
    Worth a look... We went in for the woman of the outback display but seem both are together now.

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Due to its remote location in arid Central Australia, Alice Springs often surprises visitors with its diverse selection of comfortable and affordable lodgings. The city's hostels serve as the most economical option, with many providing free pickup from the airport. For just a bit more, you can stay at one of the area's motels, providing rooms with views of the McDonnell Ranges, free Wi-Fi, secure off-road parking, and access to private barbecue facilities. Otherwise, check into one of Alice Springs' hotels for a country-club vibe and even more amenities.
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