Women's Museum of Australia

Details & Facilities

Hours: 7 days a week- 10am to 5pm, last entry at 4.15pm daily

Web: Visit website
Phone: 08 8952 9006

A museum of national importance founded in 1993 by Molly Clark from Old Andado Station, the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame (NPWHF) celebrates the achievements of women in Australia's history.


A pioneer woman is any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field, referring not only to the traditional meaning of the word - a colonist, explorer or settler in a new land - but to any woman who is an innovator or developer of something new.

Permanent exhibitions include, 'Ordinary Women/ Extraordinary Lives - Women First in Their Field' and the Signature Quilt, 'Women at the Heart' (Central Australia), 'Women's Work and the Aviatrix Tapestry'.

NPWHF is located at the Old Alice Springs Gaol. The Gaol buildings are open to visitors and gaol stories are told in a complimentary booklet and exhibition, illustrating life in the gaol.

Visitors see two unique heritage attractions at one great location.

Map & Directions


An easy 10min walk from the centre of town, it's located at 2 Stuart Terrace, next to the Royal Flying Doctors Service Tourist Facility and across the road from the Reptile Centre.