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Adelaide Gaol

18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5031, Australia
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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 147 years, the Gaol housed some of the state's most notorious and dangerous criminals. Almost 300,000 prisoners whiled away some time at His (or Her) Majesty's pleasure, and 45 unfortunates were executed within its walls - including the only woman to be executed in South Australia. Step back in time and walk the hallways and cells of South Australia's first inmates. Experience what daily life in prison was really like. Wander along, lost in your own imagination and visit our interactive exhibition. If you're really lucky, you may catch a glimpse of one of our ghostly residents. Opening times: 9am - 5pm - 7 days a week Last entry for self-guided tours is at 4.00pm
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18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton, West Torrens, South Australia 5031, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Attended the recent Open Day which offered $5 entry per person. My youngest was hoping to connect with one of its ghosts, but alas, that did not happen. Unfortunately it was all self-guided, so we weren't privy to any juicy or scary stories to enhance...More

Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Sad place Eerie to think of all the horribleness that went on there...but that's life! I like the dig they have done in which they've uncovered some different foundations. Reasonable prices The 1 Staff member was friendly For some time to kill it's a good...More

Thank foody_travels
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We wasted our time walking out there. It was closed for a private function. This is supposedly one of the top 10 things to do in Adelaide and they close it for a private party ??????

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went with a community group, wonderful guided walking tour, of Adelaide's not so pleasant past. The buildings and surrounds have and are still being preserved, along with artworks done by prisoners, tools of trade of prisoners, guards, wardens, doctors and dentist rooms. Authentic cells,...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Sa all my life and today I decided to do a self guided tour. The lady at the gate was very helpful. The map was great, a great little creepy place if your into all things haunted and historical. The gift shop...More

Thank Ren222
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We went twice, once on a night ghost tiur & then again during the day. The ghost tour was a guilded tour that went for 2 hours. The self guilded tour during the day took us about 2 hours. Very interesting and gift shop was...More

Thank 57chevycustom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is a bit hard to know how to review this - the self guided tour was full of interesting information, but it is also a heavy sort of topic. It kept my kids interested, with plenty of cells to walk into, try out a...More

Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Very impressive facility very close to the city. It's hard to believe this facility was still in use until 1988 when you see how basic the facilities are. Do the self guided tour, you're given a map after paying your entry fee and it's very...More

Thank Koboldmaus
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Tours are self guided and the whole experience is somewhat underwhelming. Unless you are really into prisons, I would not bother visiting.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It is hard to believe that this prison only closed in 1988. The facilities are, at the very least, basic, so the time fitting the crime must have quite an ordeal. We did the self-guided tour, which is very easy as the map is clear...More

Thank irg141
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