Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol was decommissioned in February 1988. Visitors are taken on a conducted tour during which they see conditions for prisoners, the places of execution and exhibitions of artefacts relating to prisons and prison life in South Australia during 147 years.

Address: 
Gaol Road, Thebarton, SA
Tel: 
0882314062
Hours: 
Weekdays 11:00am - 4:00pm (self guided tours with free audio tape); Sunday 11:00am - 3:30pm
Admission: 
Adult $6.50, Concession $5.00, Child $4.00, Family $18.00
Facilities: 
Guided tours, education programs, wheelchair access
Collection: 
2,000 items, plus buildings.
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Items

Handcuffs

Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Handcuffs used with screw key.
Date:
Unknown
Item Id Number:
90.0047.1

Book

Hollowed out book

Hollowed out book
Creator:
Unknown prisoner
Description:
Book with pages cut out to allow contraband to be concealed.
Date:
1960s
Item Id Number:
90.042

Door knocker

Creator:
Unknown (England)
Description:
Cast door knocker.
Date:
Unknown
Item Id Number:
90.0043

Escape device

Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Knotted bedsheet plaited to make escape device.
Date:
Unknown
Item Id Number:
90.202

Uniforms

Prison Officers Uniforms

Prison Officers Uniforms
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Black trousers and jacket with brass buttons and red stripes.
Date:
Up to 1940s
Item Id Number:
90.1123