The museum will be closed as of 1st June, 2023 until further notice

No bookings are being taken at this stage.

Group/Individual Tours

The South Australian Police Historical Society offers guided tours for groups of 15 or more people.  The Society will require at least 28 days prior notice of any intended tour. The Society will consider smaller groups, particularly those with special needs and also for schools.  Please contact the Society by telephone (Thursday only for direct calls) or by email to discuss your proposed visit with the Tour Manager.

The Guides are most often former police officers who have been trained particularly to guide visitors through the very interesting displays which depict the history of not just the South Australia Police, but South Australia generally.

Tour Times:

Tours are available during the week EXCEPT on Thursdays and generally start at 10:00am or 1:00pm.  A basic tour will take about 1.5 hours and if morning or afternoon tea is included it will be 2 hours.

Tour Costs:

  • A basic tour costs $10.00 per person
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea will cost an additional $5.00 per person.
  • We do not charge an admission fee for carers assisting persons with special needs.


  • There is no parking available within the Thebarton Barracks complex from Monday to Friday for private vehicles.   Vehicle parking on weekends may be available, but will depend on the needs of the operational police working within Thebarton Barracks.
  • Parking is available for a tour group attending in a bus.
  • Parking for persons with a disability may be negotiated with the Tour Manager at the time of booking.

Special Considerations:

  • Please note that the Museum is contained within a heritage listed building (built 1917).  Access to two Galleries requires climbing stairs.  When making a booking, please advise if any of the tour group have mobility difficulties.
  • Please also note that access to Gaol Road can only be made by making a left hand turn.  Vehicles must approach along Port Road from the west.

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For information about our approach to COVID-19, please read our statement.

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