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


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

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