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RAHS Guided Tour – Old Darlinghurst Gaol – POSTPONED

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

$22 – $25
Entrance to Darlinghurst Gaol, 1887 [Image courtesy State Library of New South Wales, FL1231374]

Entrance to Darlinghurst Gaol, 1887 [Image courtesy State Library of New South Wales, FL1231374]

The following event has been postponed as a precaution to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst the community.

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.

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. 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 National Art School campus.


When: Tuesday 21st April 2020, 10.30am-11.30am

Meet: Tours depart from National Art School, Forbes Street Entrance.

Cost: RAHS Members $22 | Non-members $25

Please Note: Numbers Limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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April 21
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$22 – $25


Royal Australian Historical Society
(02) 9247 8001


National Art School
Forbes Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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