History Day

History Day
From AUD $5.50
  • Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Product code: A200304001

Sunday May 15th, 10:00am - 4:00pm. 

Important Notice: Please note that the South Australia History Festival magazine has listed children as free entry. Please note this applies to under 4's only and that our usual entrance fee has been heavily discounted for the day to $5.50 for adults, children and concessions.


The secrets of the past are ready for you to discover. Visit Adelaide Gaol this History Day and explore the site, stories, and collections of one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings.  

This year you can walk through the never-before-seen Story Cells and learn the untold stories of some of the gaols iconic characters. The new Contemplation Cell provides a compelling insight into the thoughts and feelings of prisoners and how they coped with prison life. It features Mother May MacKillop and illustrates how she brought light into an otherwise dark place. 

Would you like the opportunity to own a unique part of South Australian history? Purchase a limited-edition hand-engraved rooftop slate tile from the original 1841 build this History Day. Take home a piece of Adelaide Gaol and hold in your hands a part of South Australian heritage forever.  

The newly exhibited Original Cell Block Display showcases artefacts from the gaol’s chapel, as well as a miniature model of Adelaide Gaol and a prisoner-made model of the Cutty Sark ship.  

Mingle in the Gaol Road Markets and enjoy lunch with food and coffee available.