Education & OSHC Tours

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

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.

Museum leg irons

OSHC Great Escape Program

Our OSHC Great Escape Program is a kinesthetic, play-based day out. Children are split into teams and rotate through four activity areas to experience and learn about life at Adelaide Gaol.

OSHC Staff will be given maps and activity sheets to lead children between the activity areas. Children rotate around four activity areas, spending 30 minutes in each area. One of the areas includes eating lunch (students bring their own lunch).

4 Yard with hills hoist

Early Years Education Tours

Our Early Years Education Tours are kinesthetic, play-based activities where students participate in Adelaide Gaol's 'Guard in the Yard' (it's our take on the Christmas 'Elf on the Shelf'). Children follow a magical puppet guard who hides in each yard and tells them interesting things about the gaol.

Old arieal of Gaol from train tracks

Primary School Education Tours

Our Primary Education Tours are interactive and allow students to experience what it would have been like as a prisoner at Adelaide Gaol. Let you Years 3-7 students explore one of South Australia's oldest Colonial buildings.

Laneway

Middle School Education Tours

Our Middle Years Education Tours are interactive and structured around teams finding inspiration to write Haiku poems to present in a poetry slam competition held in the Visitor Centre at the end of the tour.

Old front of gaol

Secondary School Education Tours

Our Secondary Education Tours are interactive and structured around teams finding evidence to defend their position in a debate which is held in the Visitor Centre at the end of the tour. Tours are mapped to SACE curriculum subjects: English, Legal Studies, Modern History, Nutrition, Philosophy, Psychology, Outdoor Education, Society and Culture.

Tour information

Education tour cost

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

Type Price (per person)
Primary and Secondary student $6.50
Tertiary student and Adult $13.50
Adult $13.50
Carer Free

*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
Preschool 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
Secondary/tertiary 1 FOC to 15 paying students
Out of school hours care (OSHC) 1 FOC to 8 paying students (Pre-school aged children)
Ratios are set by the Education Standards Board. 1 FOC to 15 paying students (School-aged children)

Contact us about our education and OSHC opportunities

(please note: unfortunately bookings are unavailable from 29 November - 11 December)
(max 30 per tour)
(60min duration)
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