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Historic site, well preserved, but poor access.

Well located in town but access is only by chasing up the key at another tourist venue. I admit to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve W
Karratha, Australia
Interesting piece of history.

I think a few of the earlier posts are actually referring to the goal at the Pioneers Women's Hall... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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8 Parsons St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located in town but access is only by chasing up the key at another tourist venue. I admit to not bothering as it looks great outside, but I suspect it's pretty average inside. The history behind it is very interesting and as I said;...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We received the key of the Stuart Town Gaol from the school museum. We could take all the time we wanted. We only had to bring the key back. It was built in 1907-08. The former gaol was built with timber. In the 1920s when...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I think a few of the earlier posts are actually referring to the goal at the Pioneers Women's Hall of Fame. This little Goal is only a block away from Todd Mall, beside the Courthouse (appropriate?) and across from the Police Station in Parsons Street....More

Thank WoodgateFamily
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Located in the town of Alice Springs, roughly half way between Anzac Hill and the Royal Flying Doctors Visitor Centre (both 'musts' when visiting A.S.), this town gaol is appealing. It opened in 1909, having been built of local stone and labor, and it operated...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Follow the directions to the Pioneer Women's hall of fame and you will find yourself in this Gaol built in 1938, the self guided map takes you through the remaining buildings and the motion detected recordings tell you a story inside some cells. One of...More

Thank deborahc388
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

very interesting attraction that deserves to open all the time. you need to visit tues-thurs 1030-12pm.

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a wonderful tribute to Australian pioneering women Well informed displays, pleasant grounds, great selection of local books available

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were informed that the key to the gaol could be obtained from the Hartley Street School but despite three attempts the school was never open at the times displayed on the boards. This needs to be attended to if the local tourism industry want...More

1  Thank thimbella
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Good mural at the entry yard, but sad reminders of why for years there was a need for iron-fisted control and the method involved. Free when open, it was used for the inspired Pentatonic five-venue concert held during the Desart Festival this year.

Thank jansalm
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This gets 5 stars because you have to get the key from Hartley School and then with a $20 deposit and $2 upfront cost, they trust you to open up the jail and look at it yourself then lock it back up and bring back...More

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