National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame Alice Springs
Where is it at?
National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame
2 Stuart Terrace
Old Alice Springs Gaol
Tel: 08 8952 9006
Where are we going today?
If you have daughters, you will know that it's important to allow them to grow up feeling like they can do anything. Be anyone they want to be, and do anything just as good as the boys.
The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is a a perfect example of what women can achieve. Great for kids to see, but particularly those little girls in the family to inspire them.
Located in the Old Alice Springs Gaol, the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame offers visiting families with two fascinating attractions, because the Gaol itself is a interesting visit after your time in the Hall of Fame.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the roles that women have played throughout history, and their contribution to Australia's heritage. Through stories, photographs and artefacts, the museum show the people and personalities behind the achievements so visitors can relate to them.
The museum have three exhibitions - "Women At The Heart: Pioneering Women of Central Australia", "Ordinary Women/Extraordinary Lives: First In Their Field" and "Women's Work Is Never Done" - incredibly inspiring exhibitions for any kids that visit! It's a great time to chat to them about what they inspire to be, what they want to achieve in life and what they think about all these women who have achieved incredible things.
Don't be put off that the museum is in the gaol though! The content of the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is not connected in any way to the history of the gaol. It's just an added bonus that there is a second attraction really close by to see once you have finished in the museum!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
10am - 5pm Weekdays / 10am - 4pm Weekends
Open daily from February to December.
Their website offers educational resources on Women At War, and German Missionaries in Central Australia to name a couple of topics. A fascinating experience for social studies and history students. .
Any Top Tips?
If you have a pioneering woman in your family, let them know and they might use her story in the museum! .
It's only one of about 40 women's museums in the entire world - pretty cool! .