Old Darlinghurst Gaol Tour


The old Darlinghurst gaol is one of Australia’s oldest and best preserved examples of colonial sandstone architecture, which over the last two centuries has transformed from a place of abject misery to one of Australia’s premier arts institutes. According to legend, the building is haunted by the restless ghosts of some of the 76 people who were executed at the gaol’s gallows.

Join us for a lively historical tour, shedding light on the fascinating history of the site and exposing the dark, hidden corners which aren’t usually open for public access.  Scroll down to choose a date and book tickets.

Led by an expert historical guide, the tour takes approximately one hour and includes the historic Cell Block Theatre, the Chapel, the old Governor’s residence, the morgue, the flogging wall, the tunnel which was used to process and delouse prisoners and the site of the former gallows.

After the tour, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the site.

Tours depart from the Forbes Street Entrance (just next to the NAS Cafe)

Bring your purchase confirmation email with you on the day

If you would like to organise a private tour for a group please email: marketing@nas.edu.au

Additional Information

Tuesday 25 February, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 28 February, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 28 February, 12.30–1.30pm, Tuesday 31 March, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 4 April, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 4 April, 12.30–1.30pm, Tuesday 28 April, 10.30–11.30am, Thursday 30 April, 6.30–7.30pm, Saturday 2 May, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 2 May, 12.30–1.30pm, Tuesday 26 May, 10.30–11.30am, Thursday 28 May 6.30–7.30pm, Saturday 30 May, 10.30–11.30am, Saturday 30 May, 12.30–1.30pm

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