Built in 1936 to cater for a grow­ing num­ber of pris­on­ers, the Old Gaol was built with a grand Art Deco entrance doorway.

Women's Museum of Australia

The Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia cel­e­brates the achieve­ments of women. It show­cas­es the courage, deter­mi­na­tion, and per­se­ver­ance of ordi­nary women who have achieved extra­or­di­nary things. It fea­tures pio­neer­ing women from the heart of Cen­tral Aus­tralia and Aus­tralian women first in their fields (pol­i­tics, sport, sci­ence, the arts, etc). There are also many exhibits, audio­vi­su­al pre­sen­ta­tions, a Sig­na­ture Quilt with over 340 promi­nent women, an Avi­a­trix Tapes­try, Her­Sto­ry archive, sto­ries about gen­der and work, and sto­ries from new migrants.


Families, Access and Photography

We real­ly encour­age fam­i­lies to vis­it the Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia and, to make everyone’s vis­it more enjoy­able, we have a range of fun activ­i­ties based around our exhi­bi­tions for chil­dren aged 3 years and older.

Our recep­tion and shop, the wom­en’s exhi­bi­tion hall, and the women and men’s cell blocks are wheel­chair acces­si­ble. We also have a wheel­chair avail­able for the use of our visitors. 

We have a dis­abled park­ing space avail­able with a drop off and pick up area at the front door.

See­ing and hear­ing assis­tance dogs are welcome.

The Wom­en’s Muse­um of Aus­tralia is breast­feed­ing friendly.

You may take pho­tographs and video for per­son­al use in the muse­um unless oth­er­wise stat­ed. For com­mer­cial film­ing or pho­tog­ra­phy, please con­tact the Busi­ness Man­ag­er at operations@​pioneerwomen.​com.​au.


Groups of any size and num­ber are more than wel­come. We have guid­ed tours avail­able for com­mu­ni­ty groups, tour groups, school groups and child­care groups. Should your group wish to vis­it our muse­um and have a guid­ed tour, please con­tact our busi­ness man­ag­er to dis­cuss, at operations@​pioneerwomen.​com.​au.

School groups must make a book­ing in advance to ensure the best edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence for all stu­dents. See more at Edu­ca­tion­al Resources