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Adelaide House Museum

Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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another great little bit of history

Was lucky enough to catch the volunteer before they closed for the day to have a look! Another... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Brenda S
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Lameroo, Australia
Wonderful display and well worth the visit

Part of the cultural building walk around Todd Mall. Easy to visit all the buildings in a morning... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
WoodgateFamily
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Brisbane, Australia
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Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this building was the first hospital in Alice Springs, and now houses a local history museum with photographs, old radio equipment, maps and publications.
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Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Was lucky enough to catch the volunteer before they closed for the day to have a look! Another little piece of history for Australia and doing it tough in the early days but they did it well! What they managed to achieve with what they...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Part of the cultural building walk around Todd Mall. Easy to visit all the buildings in a morning. Small entry fee ($5 or less) which includes a cuppa (you may need to ask for the cuppa if you want it) on the deck. We were...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Travelling around Australia staying in Alice Springs and heard about the Adelaide House Museum which was once the first nursing care come hospital. designed by John Flynn in 1920 and finally built in 1926 his design was well ahead of times with underground air conditioning...More

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This unassuming building is well worth a visit. It is tucked away beside the Uniting church and accessed via the Todd Mall. It is operated by volunteers & collects a small entrance fee that includes a cuppa after you explore this historic building. It was...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I'd never heard of Rev. John Flynn before visiting Alice Springs. This early 20th century pioneer was responsible for creating the Flying Doctors Service and the School of the Air, essential programs for the people who live in the isolated outback. In 1912 he designed...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

designed by john flynn. great attraction located off todd mall. worth a visit. very interesting attraction

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum offers a quick look at the first Hospital set up in Alice Springs and how important it was to the area. It is housed in the original building and as far as I could tell all rooms were open for viewing. You can...More

Thank Magellan1492
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a interesting place, the first hospital built by John Flynn, as a nurse I found it facinating how they managed with what they had.

Thank barty64
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I am sad that I missed this as it was closed over the weekends. What a shame. I understand it is run by volunteers but was very disappointed to have missed it

Thank H7342JAkathym
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The hospital/house museum documents Rev John Flynn vision to provide medical services to remote communities. Adelaide house staffed by two nurses was it was the regions only hospital until 1939. It was a unique design and has an excellent natural cooling system. enjoy morning tea...More

Thank hawdownunder
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