The Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia is com­mit­ted to an exhi­bi­tion pro­gram that recog­nis­es and cel­e­brates wom­en’s his­to­ry in Aus­tralia, as well as telling the sto­ries of the Old Alice Springs Gaol.

The Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia fea­tures six per­ma­nent exhi­bi­tions com­mem­o­rat­ing the achieve­ments of Aus­tralian women to our his­to­ry. We are also respon­si­ble for research­ing and pro­mot­ing the sto­ries of the Old Alice Springs Gaol and we offer a pro­gram of tem­po­rary exhibitions.

Our Permanent Exhibitions

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives

An exhibition celebrating the contributions of Australian women in forging pathways for women and girls to achieve equality and excellence.

Women at the Heart

Learn about the women innovators and influencers who shaped the outback. How did they live? What did they do? How did they get here? Who were they?

What's Work Worth?

Examining relationships between work, worth and gender, short films, objects and audio installations stimulate reflection on the biases we all carry.

New Voices, New Relationships

Moving stories of women from all over the world who have made Alice Springs their home and overcome social, cultural and language barriers.

Old Gaol

Explore the former men's and women's cell blocks and the stories they hold through interactive immersive experiences. These walls can talk!

Signature Quilt

Commemorating Australian women first in their field, 342 signatures form a patchwork of empowerment.