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National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame

2 Stuart Terrace | P.O. Box 9193, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61-8-8952 9006
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Ranked #15 of 34 Attractions in Alice Springs
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Women's Hall of Fame is housed in the Old Gaol and we could see the conditions in which prisoners were kept before we went into the main gallery - in the old Kitchen area. It's a comprehensive portrayal of the lives of many of Australia's pioneer women. Pictures, records, photos, artefacts and video presentations are used to inform and... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I stumbled across the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame simply because I wanted to visit the Old Gaol, and that's where it's situated. It really added to my visit. I found the displays really fascinating and I enjoyed the documentary footage.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Absoulutely great as you not only get an insight what the early women settlers did alongside their menfolk you get to tour the inside of the men's and women's prison (as the hall of fame is set inside the old Alice Springs Jail) Having spent around three hours here you could quite easily believe that female emancipation and liberation started... More 

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Fenwick, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Unbelievable what these women went through to settle the country. It is amazing how strong some people can be. Then it was interesting to follow it right up to present day and the struggles that women are still overcoming, very informative.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hi Pam C, thanks for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Really glad to see you enjoyed your visit here. I imagine pioneering in any country was difficult and especially for women. As 1 of only 3 women's museums in Australia we have concentrated on all aspects of women's history and following through to modern day is very... More 

Perth
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was reading a book on Australian outback women the very morning I visited. I had just read about Molly Clark, only to find she was the inspiration behind this amazing museum. The museum applauds women who were first in their field; first woman in politics, first female doctors etc. A large hanging quilt depicts a square to represent each... More 

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Good morning 'Happy Traveller' how coincidental that you had just read the story of Molly Clark in the book 'Women of the Outback'. I remember your visit with us as you told me you had just read about Molly. We are currently in the process of updating the 'Ordinary Women Extraordinary Lives' exhibition and yes Julia Gillard & Quentin Bryce... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not expensive, run by volunteers and has a good honest feel. Good books for sale. Interesting history in the old jail/s walk through and the pioneer women's section is really good with lots of info and historical pics. The Art section is a bit average though.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hi Graham, thank you for taking the time to write your review on us. Glad to see you enjoyed your visit overall. I assume you mean the 'Art Exhibition' when you refer to the art section as a bit average. Not sure if you were aware of how that exhibition came together. The art on display was created by year... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Set in the old Alice Springs jail, this museum combines a visit to the former prison itself - and a walk round the deserted cell blocks was both interesting and spooky at the same time - with a chance to see and hear the stories of some of the women who helped make Australia in a dedicated exhibition space set... More 

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Penguinbairn, our museum is a true dedication to the history of women in Australia. No 'mens' stories to be found here! Thanks to the tenacity of Molly Clark, our founder, we now can lay claim to being the leading women's museum of Australia and that makes us extremely proud. We are also working on obtaining more of the gaol history... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Hall of Fame for women was impressive for the moment you walked in the door. Very informative and well presented. Take your time here and read lots, there were so many impressive women who I had never heard of before and many that I had. Well worth a visit.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hello Moulyk, thank you for the favourable review. Spreading the good word on our museum is often a very time consuming exercise so we really do appreciate the kind reviews we see on tripadvisor. This year we are updating our main exhibition 'Ordinary Women Extraordinary Lives' and hope to be able to put in an interactive touchscreen to enable people... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Some very detailed stories of the hard life women had to endure. Interesting to read how they overcame challenges to become Doctors and other respected occupations in a man's world.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Hi Evelyn H, we trust you enjoyed this wonderful country of ours and in particular, Central Australia, the heart of our land. We to are amazed at the achievements of those very early pioneer women. I simply can't imagine how they survived under the extremeties this country throws at you, not only did they survive, they paved the way for... More 

Port Elliot, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Australians in particular will spend more time here than planned as you read about the amazing feats and achievements .of these women, many of whom were pioneers in their fields. Established in the old gaol which in itself has stories to tell the display is interesting and well organised.

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NPWHF, Manager at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Glad to see you enjoyed your time visiting our museum. Located in the Old Alice Springs Gaol, we are constantly striving to make our visitor experience even better. One of our main projects this year has been to entice the 'Locals' in for a visit, so many people live in Alice have never been in to visit!. We have held... More 

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