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Adelaide Gaol

3.3/5
8 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Open on Mon-Fri,Sun,10:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 18 Gaol Rd | Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia 5031, Australia
Phone: 8231 4062

What people are saying:

The old gaol is set within Bonython Park. Some of the prison buildings have been kept in hauntingly authentic style, particularly the New Wing where executions took place. The tower, another place of execution at a later date, and the graveyard between the inner and outer prison walls, are also very moving places. There’s information about the inmates and the trials, some of which were based on highly flawed evidence by today’s standards.

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  • Mish1974
    Mish1974
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Average, it’s lost its history

    This is an OK jail, but not fantastic. Unfortunately because it was an active prison up until 1988 a lot of the history has been lost, buildings renovated and updated. If you are expecting anything li...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609250963000+0800)/
  • Lesley C
    Lesley C
    Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia
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    Great self guided tour

    Enjoyed a few hours exploring the old gaol on a self guided tour. A very informative and interesting peek at the gaol's dark history. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed on /Date(1604055791000+0800)/
  • jaynedalton
    jaynedalton
    Townsville
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    Worth a visit

    Definitely put the Gaol on your list if you have a bit of time. Self guided tour takes a couple of hours if you stop to read all the information supplied. Powerful place to visit, can’t believe this g...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599846898000+0800)/
  • geographyguy_11
    geographyguy_11
    Brisbane, Queensland
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    Walk through the past

    I found myself alone in the Adelaide Gaol complex for much of my visit and it got a bit eerie at times, especially walking near the hanging tower and past the markers of the graves of those who were e...

    Reviewed on /Date(1594421380000+0800)/
  • RayParks
    RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia
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    Just Passing By

    We passed by the Gaol on our way to/from the city. It’s not the time to visit the gaol with the current restrictions and cold weather.

    Reviewed on /Date(1590783758000+0800)/

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