Self-Guided Tour of Adelaide Gaol

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  • Self-Guided Tour of Adelaide Gaol

Take a step back in time and discover what life was like as a criminal within the infamous Adelaide Gaol walls. Try on hand cuffs and leg irons, sit in the cell of condemned prisoners and visit the prisoner graves within the grounds of Adelaide Gaol. There's so much history waiting to be discovered!

Item: SE20427LF
Thebarton (Adelaide)
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$37 family (2 adults + 2 children)

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  • Description
    • Indulge your morbid interests with stories of Adelaide Gaol’s criminal history
    • Explore the grounds, graves, and cells where prisoners, lived, and died
    • Get hands on with actual prison paraphernalia at the interactive exhibition

    True crime podcasts and documentaries are like a gateway to seeking out macabre sights in real life, like Adelaide Gaol. The historic gaol has a long, grim, history, and you can feed your morbid fascination with a visit.

    Adelaide Gaol was one of the longest continuously operational prisons in Australia. From 1841 to 1988, it housed some of the state’s most dangerous and notorious criminals and saw a lot of unsavoury things go down. In fact, during the gaol’s nearly 150 years of operation, almost 300,000 prisoners called it home and 45 prisoners were executed. That includes the only woman to ever be executed in South Australia. So, if you’re up for eerie prison stories, this is for you.

    You’ll be able to wander through the cells of condemned prisoners on your self-guided tour, and explore the graves within the Adelaide Gaol grounds. There’s also an interactive exhibition where you can handle prison artefacts that were used at the gaol in its time. Try on handcuffs, walk around with leg irons, and see if you can unpick the prison locks. There’s a lot of South Australia’s dark criminal past that’s held within the cell walls of Adelaide Gaol, so prepare for a unique, discomforting experience that gets your blood pumping.

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • A valid form of ID is required for concession rates
    • The gaol is accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and prams

    What to Bring/Wear

    • In the summer the gaol yards can get very hot, so bring water and wear appropriate clothing and sun protective gear

    What is Supplied

    • Entry to the Adelaide Gaol
    • Self-guided tour
    • The gaol shop provides a variety of refreshments
    • Shaded picnic areas available

    More Information

    • Please allow between 90 minutes to two hours for the duration of this experience 
    • Self-guided tours are not limited to time
    • Available seven days a week between 10am - 4pm
    • Last entry for the self-guided tour is 3pm
    • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

  Available Dates

Thebarton (Adelaide)

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