Women’s Museum of Australia and Old Gaol Alice Springs (National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame)

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Step inside and be inspired…

The Women’s Museum of Australia celebrates the achievements of women. It showcases the courage, determination, and perseverance of ordinary women who have achieved extraordinary things. It features pioneering women of Central Australia, Australian women first in their fields (politics, sport, science, the arts) and stories from new migrants. There are many exhibits, audiovisual presentations, a signature quilt with over 340 prominent women, an aviatrix tapestry, HerStory archive, and many related stories.

The Museum is located in the Old Alice Springs Gaol, and with the same entry ticket, visitors can walk through the old buildings and experience history by listening to reflections from those who worked in, visited, were inmates, or fought to save the heritage-listed buildings.

Individuals and groups are welcomed by well-informed friendly volunteers and staff. There are many educational outcomes for all. Most of the buildings are wheel-chair accessible and there are outdoor areas for relaxation. A well-stocked shop offers locally made and/or designed products.

Set in the Heritage Precinct of Alice Springs, the Museum is easily accessible from the town centre and nearby attractions. There is plenty of parking for small and larger vehicles.

Spend an hour or two and be inspired.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access

Membership

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe

Rates

From AU$10.00

No bookings required for individuals, families and small groups. We request that large groups please make bookings. Concession and family rates available. Group rates available on request. Women’s Museum of Australia members are free. Local cards are available.

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