Police Barracks

Port Road and Gaol Road, Adelaide
Sunday 7th May, 2017.

from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

  Access is through Gaol Road gates. Limited parking available on Gaol Rd;

additional parking at the Thebarton tram stop (about 200m).


Visit Thebarton Barracks during its centenary year.
The SA Police Historical Society will hold its annual Open Day at Barracks Ė at the corner of Port and Gaol roads - on Sunday 7 May so spread the word and put a note in your diary now.

The Barracks, which have played an integral role in SAPOLís history, officially opened on 1 March 1917.
Costing £16,000 to build, Thebarton Barracks was initially constructed for the use of the mounted constables as the North Terrace Barracks were no longer suitable. The site chosen was controversial, with complaints it was too far from the city.

7 May, with the open day taking place from 10am to 2pm. Entry will be $5 for adults, but free for children

Thebarton Police Barracks,
1 Gaol Road, Adelaide.

Historic and modern vehicles on the parade ground.

Visit the Police Museum and re-live 178 years of policing in South Australia. Learn why the South

Australian Police Force was established just 16 months after the proclamation of the colony, one

which was to consist of free settlers who it had been believed would not commit any crime. A  Police

Historical Society guide will be on hand to answer your questions. On-street parking.

Cost =  $5.00 Adults  Children free.

Thebarton Barracks 1917.

New Mounted Police Barracks
(Adelaide Gaol Reserve)

Police Museum: 4 galleries will be open with volunteers to explain the items on display.  Including the most comprehensive collection of  police caps, badges and patches in the Southern Hemisphere.

A display our restored historic police vehicles on the Parade ground

A substantial police photographic collection, history of women police and police killed on duty over the years.

See display about real cold cases and test your powers of observation at a crime scene display at the best Police Museum in Australia.

Meeting Room:
There will be videos of police historic events from our extensive collection together with tea and coffee.

Artefacts, books and replica historic police cap badges will be available for purchase.

Police Horses and dogs may also be on site, if not called out on duty.

Police Communi-
Police Communications will display historic radio equipment from a morse code key to the latest HF radio, Government Radio Network radios and Mobile Data Terminal.


 Thebarton Police Barracks Stables 1930's.

  For more information please contact the SA Police Historical Society here >>>>>>>    CONTACT


NOTE!  There is NO parking inside Barracks.


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