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The First Medical Facility in the Region

We were heading to the Adelaide House. We had learned a lot about John Flynn. However, when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Interesting Local History

We basically stumbled out of our hotel after dropping off our luggage from our day of travel to... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
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Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this building was the first hospital in Alice Springs, and now houses a local history museum with photographs, old radio equipment, maps and publications.
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Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading to the Adelaide House. We had learned a lot about John Flynn. However, when we arrived, there was no one around. We went back to the Hartley Street School and the employer called the Adelaide House. First, they asked if we could...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I was walking through the mall when I first sighted this... it captured my interest so I moved forward to photograph it. It seemed almost out of place... and yet... not so. It's a beautiful part of Alice's history. The first hospital in Alice Springs...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We basically stumbled out of our hotel after dropping off our luggage from our day of travel to look for some food. Before that happened, we found this gem in the middle of the "downtown" area. For a nominal fee, we had the opportunity to...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Was lucky enough to catch the volunteer before they closed for the day to have a look! Another little piece of history for Australia and doing it tough in the early days but they did it well! What they managed to achieve with what they...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Part of the cultural building walk around Todd Mall. Easy to visit all the buildings in a morning. Small entry fee ($5 or less) which includes a cuppa (you may need to ask for the cuppa if you want it) on the deck. We were...More

Thank WoodgateFamily
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Travelling around Australia staying in Alice Springs and heard about the Adelaide House Museum which was once the first nursing care come hospital. designed by John Flynn in 1920 and finally built in 1926 his design was well ahead of times with underground air conditioning...More

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This unassuming building is well worth a visit. It is tucked away beside the Uniting church and accessed via the Todd Mall. It is operated by volunteers & collects a small entrance fee that includes a cuppa after you explore this historic building. It was...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I'd never heard of Rev. John Flynn before visiting Alice Springs. This early 20th century pioneer was responsible for creating the Flying Doctors Service and the School of the Air, essential programs for the people who live in the isolated outback. In 1912 he designed...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

designed by john flynn. great attraction located off todd mall. worth a visit. very interesting attraction

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum offers a quick look at the first Hospital set up in Alice Springs and how important it was to the area. It is housed in the original building and as far as I could tell all rooms were open for viewing. You can...More

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