The Museum

Go beyond a typical museum visit. Delve deeper into the fascinating stories of the station and the township with a daily guided tour.

The Historic Museum

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station stands as a cherished museum precinct, offering visitors an immersive journey through history both indoors and out. It tells the compelling tale of Australia’s vital link to the global community through the establishment of the Overland Telegraph Line in 1872.

Designated as a Historical Reserve in 1963, the station has evolved into Australia’s premier restored telegraph station, renowned for its unwavering dedication to authenticity. Its meticulously preserved stone buildings serve as time capsules, showcasing period furnishings and artifacts from the early 20th century, providing a captivating window into the past.

The Post and Telegraph Office

Operating originally as a Telegraph Station and Post Office using morse code, and still a registered and operational Post Office!
Purchase your postage stamps and post your mail at the Trail Station Cafe.
All mail posted in the original red Postbox onsite is stamped with our unique Telegraph Station Commemorative Franking Stamp.

Image Credit: Tourism NT Shaana McNaught

Best time to visit & entry fee

Entry Fees for the Historical Precinct.
Entry fee payable at the Trail Station Café
which includes a guided tour.

Opening hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily with daily guided tours of the Heritage Precinct at 9:30 am & 11:30 am between March – November

(Closed on Christmas, Boxing Day & New Years Day)

Entry fees for the Historical Precinct:

  • Adult: $16.10
  • Concession: $13
  • Under 16: $9.90
  • Under 12: $6.75
  • Under 6: Free
  • Family: $40.55 (2 x adults & 4 x children)

What’s included?

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