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National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame

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Address: 2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61-8-8952 9006
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at...
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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VERY INTERESTING

I have always been interested in hearing stories about our pioneer women and all that they endured in settling this vast country of ours. I was especially delighted to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Orroroo, Australia
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Orroroo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have always been interested in hearing stories about our pioneer women and all that they endured in settling this vast country of ours. I was especially delighted to see the aboriginal women acknowledged in all that they did too.

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Mt Martha, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited this fantastic museum as one of the tours from The Ghan Journey. I was amazed at the wonderful way this was set up. The displays were excellent and interesting. Stories of great Australian Women were inspiring. Exhibits have been sourced from far and wide. The enthusiasm of the volunteer guides and staff is tribute to the great addition... More 

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wimmera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Liked the displays showing the heritage utensils etc.. A lot to wade through in reading matter - a bit too busy and took ages to read so much! Liked the short videos and loved being able to sit and view them!

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

Hi Caranta52, thank you for taking the time to review our museum here on Tripadvisor. You are right, there is alot of text to get through in our museum. While we find most visitors enjoy the text we are also very aware of moving forward with modern technology. We are working towards raising enough funds to have a couple of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Two for the price of one. A great display and stories about the pioneering Women of Australia from the earliest days up to the present day. Secondly the whole thing is in the old jail, that only closed in 1993. Well worth a visit.

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

Hi Simon, thanks for the review, yes we are definately unique, being able to offer 2 attractions for the price of one. Our Museum is 1 of only 2 women's museums in Australia and we are the leading women's museum of Australia. We are also as you say, situated within the old heritage listed Gaol complex which in itself has... More 

Mareeba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The National Pioneer Women museum in Alice Springs is just excellent. It is all about these strong and powerful women in Australia who made a special journey and put their name on the map of courageous people worth knowing about. The museum was founded by Molly Clark in 1993 and it is one of three women’s museums in Australia. Here... More 

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

Hi Peder2013, Wow, thanks for the fabo review of our Museum and Gaol complex. We are very proud of what has been achieved by our pioneering women and the contribution they have given to making Australia what it is today. We are also very proud of our Museum and Molly Clark for having the drive and determination to see her... More 

Toogoolawah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are interested in the history of the Ladies of the outback this is a must place to visit - very friendly staff

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

Hi Graham E, glad to see you enjoyed your visit to our complex & museum. The women featured in our museum really are blasted from the past! Its incredible to think about the issues these women dealt with and how they coped. The old gaol complex we occupy is also very interesting in its own right. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had very limited time but could have spent hours in this venue - the disused goal - another story! But amazing stories of courageous women in so many fields of endeavour - from the 1800 's and those pioneers, academics, pilots right up to those women who have paved their way in more recent years of political endeavours .... More 

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

Hi Fran L, time tends to get away from you when visiting us as we well know. Exhibitions draw you into them and before you know it the day has flown by. It is not uncommon to have visitors spend 3 or 4 hours here time permitting and still say they hadn't read everthing. We agree with you that we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I really enjoyed this exhibition. Such strong women in the early days of the Alice and then all the first women who had achieved in such things as medicine, the law, engineering, religion. Very interesting.

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

Hi Roko531, special women indeed and strong beyond comprehension, without the strength of the women who have paved the way for future generations this country would not be as good as it is today. We complain if the dishwasher breaks down.......we just wouldn't cope with doing what some of these amazing pioneer women had to do. So glad you enjoyed... More 

Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This Museum is a must do when in Alice Springs. Established in an attempt to address the omission that the Stockman's Hall of Fame has towards the role of pioneering women in Australia, it is absolutely brilliant. There is a lot of reading involved - but you can do as much as you like. Please note: my husband also found... More 

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

Hi madvan20, you are absolutely right, we address the omission of others in our museum. We are very very proud to be the leading (1 of only 2) women's museums in the whole of Australia and strongly beleave that women must be recognised for the contribution (a very big one) they have made to making Australia what it is today.... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum provided an insight into the amazing Australian women who were "firsts" in their fields. So much interesting reading. We were surprised at the setting of this museum - the old goal. An insight into the lives of those incarcerated in the early days.

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

Hi AustraliaMonty, your surprise at the setting in which our museum is located is no surprise to us, many people are very surprised about our location. It is definately a unique setting for a Women's Museum but what a great way to promote the old gaol as well. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us. More 

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Address: 2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61-8-8952 9006
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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