Education tours

One of the best Adelaide activities! 

Adelaide Gaol is a unique and engaging learning environment that provides a fascinating opportunity for guests of all ages and abilities to be transported back in time to South Australia’s historic early settlement. Available seven days a week, Adelaide Gaol guests have the opportunity to discover one of Adelaide’s second oldest remaining colonial public buildings and experience what life was like for those who once lived there.

Adelaide Gaol delivers education tours that specifically align to the Australian Curriculum and SACE. The standard 60 minute guided education tour explores topics surrounding general South Australian history, women at the Gaol and restorative justice. Tailored tours for social and community groups are available at no additional cost.

As part of the education tour, groups are guided through Adelaide Gaol by our experienced education officer or alternatively, you can book a self-guided tour to explore Adelaide Gaol’s hidden secrets at your own pace. Teaching resources for self-guided tours are available upon request.

Book or enquire about a guided education tour

Education tour cost

A standard $70 fee applies for the 60 minute education program.


Price (per person)

Primary, secondary or tertiary student






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

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)

1 FOC to 8 paying students