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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 #14 of 35 Attractions in Alice Springs
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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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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Fenwick, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we really enjoyed the exhibitions here and a great video with people who had worked here. The womens hall of fame is absolutely full of history and really old photos and pieces of memorabilia all through it. We walked through the old buildings and enjoyed chatting to the people who really seem to love what they do, thank you !

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

Thank you Suzan, we definately are very passionate about our Women's museum and the history told within the walls. We are also determined to continue to gather more of the gaol history to enable us to tell the story of the gaol in time. The video you watched features an ex 'Matron' (prison officer) of nearly 30 years of the... More

Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We have wanted to visit for several years as we arranged for an Australian pioneer to be inducted. The opportunity presented itself as a side trip from The Ghan on the way to Darwin. Great museum that should be visited by all Australians to fully appreciate the impact so many fabulous women have had on our lives. I look forward... More

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

Roger C, so good to see you finally made it to us. Your right, that Ghan trip to our museum is always way too short a visit but on limited time we make the most by providing a guide for these tours. Its amazing and honestly a little scary to realise how little Australians know of our pioneering history, particularly... More

Charlottesville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a fine museum honoring the contributions of women pioneers in the Australian outback. Very well presented in a small space. Price was reasonable. Near the Royal Flying Doctor Service and good to double up.

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

Stephen W, yes we most definately agree with you, we are a fine museum! We are actually the leading women's museum of Australia, albeit in the middle of an Old Gaol, in the middle of Australia! We owe that honour to our founder, the late Molly Clark, who dreamt of having a women's museum for many years. Unlike alot of... More

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