On Friday the 18th of May 2018, National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame and the Old Alice Springs Gaol will be offering free entry all day as part of International Museum Day celebrations.
Entry is usually $10 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for families, so this is a great chance to bring the family along and have a look through.
Old Alice Springs Gaol was opened in 1938 and was known as Her Majesty's Gaol and Labour Prison Alice Springs during its years of operation. After the prisoners were moved to a new gaol in 1996, it was agreed that the buildings would be preserved and the facility used to house the new National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame.
The layout of the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame at Old Alice Springs Gaol
About the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is currently one of only two women's museums in Australia, and honours the contribution of pioneering women throughout Australian history.
"The museum defines a pioneer woman as any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field from settlement to present day and commemorates the achievements of all Australian women"
The museum has a collection of over 2000 objects and is home to a range of exhibitions.
Near the reception area, there is also a shop which sells a range of books, locally-made products such as jewellery and homewares, and also a selection of gifts and furniture pieces produced at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.