Darlinghurst Gaol Tours

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 tour of the gaol, shedding light on the fascinating history of the site and exposing the dark, hidden corners which aren’t usually open for public access.

Tours are offered three times each month, tickets are $15 + booking fee.

Tours depart from the Forbes Street Entrance, just next to the Hangout Cafe.

Tours are LIMITED to 25 people due to the access required, waitlists are available. 

June Tours

Tuesday 19 June 10:30am-11:30am SOLD OUT 
Saturday 23 June 10:30am-11:30am SOLD OUT 
Saturday 23 June 12pm-1pm SOLD OUT 

July Tours

Tuesday 17 July 10:30am-11:30am BOOK HERE
Saturday 21 July 10:30am-11:30am  BOOK HERE
Saturday 21 July 12pm-1pm BOOK HERE

August Tours 

Tuesday 7 August 10:30am-11:30am BOOK HERE
Saturday 11 August 10:30am-11:30am  BOOK HERE
Saturday 11 August 12pm-1pm BOOK HERE

September Tours 

Tuesday 18 September 10:30am-11:30am BOOK HERE
Saturday 22 September 10:30am-11:30am  BOOK HERE
Saturday 22 September  12pm-1pm BOOK HERE


Please note these tours include stairs and narrow passageways, if you have any concerns about mobility issues please contact us and we can advise if the tour will be suitable or work out a modified tour.

+61 2 9339 8744
enquiries@nas.edu.au