Education tours: OSHC, Early, Primary, Middle and Senior Years

Adelaide Gaol offers education tours mapped to the Australian Curriculum and SACE.

Guided education tours run for 60 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking time so tours can start promptly. 

Tours are interactive. Early and primary school tours emphasise life as a prisoner inside Adelaide Gaol, middle years are based around a Poetry Slam competition where students compose Haikus and the senior secondary tour culminates in a subject-specific debate. All students have the opportunity to explore the gaol yards and cells, touch artefacts such as handcuffs and escape ropes, and contemplate South Australia’s dark history. Find out more below:

Early Years Education Tours

Primary Years Education Tours

Middle Years Education Tours

Secondary Years Education Tours

OSHC Great Escape School Holiday Program

Book an Education Tour

Alternatively, you can book a Self-guided tour to explore Adelaide Gaol’s hidden secrets at your own pace. 

Education tour cost

A standard $75 fee applies for the 60 minute education program.


Price (per person)

Primary and Secondary student


Tertiary student and Adult






*Guided and self-guided programs are available Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. A minimum of 10 guests is required to secure an education tour booking. 

Please note these fees are only applicable when booking a Guided Education Tour. Self-guided fees are available here

Free of charge (FOC) - DECD defined ratios for teachers/supervisors

Learning band

FOC ratio


1 FOC to 6 paying students

Reception to Year 2

1 FOC to 6 paying students

Year 3 to Year 7

1 FOC to 10 paying students


1 FOC to 15 paying students

Out of school hours care (OSHC)

Ratios are set by the Education Standards Board.

1 FOC to 8 paying students (Pre-school aged children)

1 FOC to 15 paying students (School-aged children)