The National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame is located at the Old Alice Springs Gaol.

Seeing the Exhibitions

Exhibitions are displayed in the former men’s cell block, women’s cell block, associated block and kitchen/dining room.  The map below details the layout of the Women’s Museum of Australia at the Old Alice Springs Gaol.  Toilets, baby change room, shop, and other amenities are also clearly marked on the Museum Map.  If you need any assistance during your visit, please ask our friendly staff.

The Women’s Museum of Australia is breastfeeding friendly.


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 available 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 men’s cell block are fully wheelchair accessible.  We also have a wheelchair available for the use of our visitors.  We have several disabled parking spaces available at the front of the complex.

Seeing and hearing assistance dogs are welcome.

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

NPWHF Committee member Patti Martin guiding visitors from the Ghan train through the Museum.