Unveiling the untold tales of Adelaide Gaol

Unveiling the untold tales of Adelaide Gaol

Ade­laide Gaol’s annu­al His­to­ry Day is back! And this year you can immerse your­self in the cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries of the female felons who once resided with­in the haunt­ing walls of the gaol.

From a for­tune teller to the most incar­cer­at­ed indi­vid­ual in the state’s his­to­ry, pre­pare to be trans­port­ed back to a time where women were sent to gaol for their profession. 

Bring your head­phones and immerse your­self in the new­ly-released Eliz­a­beth Wool­cock audio tour, a grip­ping nar­ra­tive that will accom­pa­ny you through the final foot­steps of the only woman to be exe­cut­ed at the site. 

There will be lawn games for the kids to enjoy and local authors through­out the gaol for book sign­ings and sales. Plus the Mugshot Can­teen will be serv­ing hot pas­tries, sand­wich­es, fresh­ly baked goods and a vari­ety of snacks.

And the best bit? Entry is only $5.60 per person. 

Before you leave, don’t for­get to explore the gift shop, where you can find unique memen­tos such as the exclu­sive 1841 Her­itage slate tiles.

Please note on-site park­ing is lim­it­ed (two tram stops are con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed near­by for easy access via pub­lic trans­port) and online book­ing is essential. 

Look­ing for even more? The 2023 His­to­ry Fes­ti­val is a cel­e­bra­tion of the past, with a focus on the theme of won­der. The fes­ti­val seeks to explore the con­stant­ly evolv­ing nature of his­to­ry and how this can lead to more engag­ing learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and a greater empha­sis on hear­ing new per­spec­tives and voic­es. Whether you’re a his­to­ry enthu­si­ast or just look­ing for an inter­est­ing day out, the fes­ti­val has some­thing for everyone.

Enjoyed your vis­it Ade­laide Gaol? Read our blog on the new escape cells.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living