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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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this was a highlight of our visit among many others. We were really impressed with the stories of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachel F
Benalla, Australia
Good onya Alice Springs!

Such a fantastic experience to roam around the old jail and view displays highlighting the pioneer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin P
Kununurra, 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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2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 9006
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this was a highlight of our visit among many others. We were really impressed with the stories of the women and their tenacity in such alien and harsh conditions. very heartfelt

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fantastic experience to roam around the old jail and view displays highlighting the pioneer days.

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the Old Prison, this Hall of Fame is a fascinating collection of women in Australia pioneering in many different fields. I mistakenly thought it was just about women of the Outback but I was so delighted to see so many women represented as...More

Thank Purple C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Alice Springs Gaol is well worth the visit, but the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is a must do in my opinion. It's a wonderful presentation of the role of women in the outback in early days, showcasing their courage and determination,...More

Thank sharonpK7793AB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the old goal, a remarkable presentation of our pioneering past an amazing stories of woman, courage and inspiration. Well displayed with loads of information delivery options. One thing I must stress is give yourself time in yet another outstanding exhibit in Alice Springs....More

1  Thank Janelle R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The staff were very helpful. The artworks and craft by current prisoners (different site) were great. Visiting old prisons is always sad and unnerving, they truly were hideous. What this must have done to they psyche of indigenous prisoners is unimaginable. The display of pioneer...More

1  Thank westee
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This venue is a great combination of most of the old Alice Springs Prison and a memorial to Pioneering women (not just from Central Australia). I could have spent a lot more time here to read all the displays and listen to all the recordings....More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A great place with a lot of history. All staff were friendly and helpful with information. Well set up with videos and tapes and loads of information. A true representation of not only the history of the goal but of the woman of australia.

1  Thank Tarra21
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It's nice to see that the pioneer women have been recognised for their outstanding achievements when it was very hard or even impossible to break into certain fields. But just for the women to have survived the harsh elements of the outback......amazing. This section of...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 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 into the history and people of this establishment....More

Thank KazNgaz50s
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Barbara J
14 July 2016|
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Response from NPWHF | Property representative |
$10 adult $7 concession (senior) $4 child or $25 family (2 adults & up to 4 children) hope this helps :)
Fran L
31 May 2015|
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.