Adelaide GaolCurrently Closed
- Address: 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia, Adelaide
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-882314062
- Ticket Price: 14 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition
One of Australia’s longest operating prison facilities, The Adelaide Goal ran for 147 years from 1841 to 1988. A major landmark in Adelaide’s heritage, the goal is one of the oldest public buildings in the city. A walk through the goal area offers a glimpse into the life of the former inmates and their notorious past. There is also an interactive exhibit that is interesting and informative. You can also touch numerous artefacts and even try on handcuffs and leg irons. The goal was the sight for hangings and is rumoured to be haunted by the ghosts of inmates and former wardens. Notable “ghosts” are Fredric Carr, Governor William Baker Ashton & Ben Ellis - the hangman. One can also visit the graves of prisoners buried around the goal premises. Visitors will also find the architecture of this 19th century building interesting as well the archaeological dig at the goal that revealed that it was a early white settlement.
Adelaide Gaol Travel Tips
- Shaded picnic areas and wheelchair access are available.
- There are currently no guided tours for this attraction.
Entrance Ticket Details For Adelaide Gaol
- Child - $9.00 AUD.
- Concession - $12.00 AUD.
- Family (2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children) -$34.00 AUD.
- Group entry - adult (minimum of 10 people)- $12.00 AUD.
- Group entry - child (minimum of 10 people)- $6.00 AUD.
Adelaide Gaol Hours
- Last Entry at 3.30 pm.
How to Reach Adelaide Gaol
- Bus Stop: Bus stop 1 on Port Road.
- Tram Stop: Corner of West Terrace and North Terrace or adjacent to George Street, Thebarton.
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22.92% of people who visit Adelaide include Adelaide Gaol in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
61.36% of people start their Adelaide Gaol visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Adelaide Gaol
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Adelaide Gaol
Adelaide Gaol Reviews & Ratings
Always love coming here. My daughter has that sixth sense and tells me where spirits are and what they look like. A lot of history here. Just don't walk on the grass! They don't like it
Enjoyed our experience of the prison and it’s history. Staff were really helpful and informative. A little disappointed some of the prison was out of bounds due to a private function and this didn’t reflect in the cost of admission. If you’re missing a third of the prison it should be reduced by a third. Seems fair.
Had a great family trip. A special "Escape the gaol" puzzle trail was on which the kids loved. And we adults found the history, stories, and exhibits fascinating. Wonderful staff too.
Great Ghost tour. Well worth the visit. Fantastic guide. Great stories and excellent knowledge.
Interesting experience. The models leave a little to be desired but the audio guide is well done and really informative.