Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, Alice Springs

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Pay homage to hundreds of trailblazing Australian women with a visit to Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. 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. To visit Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and get the most from your holiday in Alice Springs, create itinerary details personal to you using our Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.
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  • We found this whole museum very interesting and well laid out. The section on the Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Lives was well worth a walk through. Also enjoyed walking through the old gaol... 
    We found this whole museum very interesting and well laid out. The section on the Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Lives was well worth a walk through. Also enjoyed walking through the old gaol...  more »
  • This is such an amazing museum. We started with the women’s gaol, hearing from Telka Williams, the matron from 1956 to 1984 who was in the role because her husband was the Gaol Superintendent. She... 
    This is such an amazing museum. We started with the women’s gaol, hearing from Telka Williams, the matron from 1956 to 1984 who was in the role because her husband was the Gaol Superintendent. She...  more »

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