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Experience what life was like behind bars for the prisoners who once called the Adelaide Gaol their home. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia's longest continuously operational prison facilities. Over those gruelling...more
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Old Gaol 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5000, Australia
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All reviews self guided tour ghost tour well worth a visit few hours information boards take your time front desk value for money night tour prison life interesting stories australian history minute walk recent times working prison an adult great place to visit
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I did the self guided tour, and it was amazing! It was really creepy, even though we went during the day. I was too scared to do the ghost tour. There is a lot of history there, and you can feel it as you walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank femmac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son loves learning about history and has a fascination with old buildings. The Adelaide Gaol did not let him down. We entered and were greeted by the extremely personable staff at reception and then we began the children’s exploration and Gaol escape. This gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TJC76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did our own tour on an extremely hot day, make sure you have water with you. As a family we found the gaol a fascinatingly, compelling place to visit. The conditions and rules the inmates endured was unbelievable. Quite a few who were executed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joyzabell
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This was only closed in the 1980's so it almost feels like a recently working gaol! Some of the stories of the inmates and "hanging tower" are pretty spooky, and the place certainly has a rather dour atmosphere (especially on the drizzly day we visited)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 13 November 2018

For access by private vehicle there is free parking adjacent to the gaol, otherwise it is around a 10 minute walk from the nearest bus stop. There are picnic facilities in the grounds and a small selection of snacks is sold at the entry counter....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fyti
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

While interesting, I couldn’t help but feel like this wasn’t as impressive as the other prison museums I’ve seen in other Australian cities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nhajare
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We spent two hours there on a Sunday afternoon. Umbrellas were provided as we walked around the prison. Lots of information about the prison, inmates and executions. Would have loved an audio tour but bearing in mind it closed in the early 1980s it’s almost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rdella
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Full of fascinating history from what was comparatively recently a working prison. See the cells used. See also where executions occurred and prisoners were buried. There are lots of artifacts on display. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My sister bought us a tour for my husbands birthday We went along thinking that we were getting a ghost tour. It is not a host tour is it is booked by the society. It is just a guided night tour A couple of comments...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jacqui5253
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Staff were very helpful. Exhibits very good. Some items were difficult to read in the dark. Parking was free and plentiful. Thank you for a great visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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