Darlinghurst Gaol Historic Tours

May Tours

Tuesday 16 May 10:30—11:30am Book Here
Saturday 20 May 10:30—11:30am Book Here

June Tours

Tuesday 20 June 10:30—11:30am Book Here
Saturday 24 June 10:30—11:30am Book Here


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.

In 2017 we will be running tours 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 will be offered monthly, please check here for specific dates, tickets are $12.

Please note these tours include stairs and narrow passage ways, 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