Adelaide House Museum

The first hospital in Alice Springs is now a museum housing memorabilia of Rev. John Flynn D.D. The building is over 70 years old and well preserved with a unique cooling system. The museum has a varied collection ranging from a set of Presbyterian Moderator General's Robes to the first pedal radio built by Alfred Traeger.

Address: 
Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT
Tel: 
0889521856
Hours: 
10am-4pm Mon-Fri, 10am-12 noon Sat, closed December to March
Admission: 
Fees apply
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, free tea or coffee, video presentation, brochure available in French, German, Japanese, English
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Items

Cooling System

John Flynn Cooling System

Creator:
John Flynn
Description:
Air is cooled by blowing past wet hessian hanging in cellar and flows through the building.
Date:
1920's

Pedal Radio Equipment

Pedal Radio Equipment

Creator:
Alf Traeger
Description:
Radio powered by pedal generator to access remote settlements and stations in Australia's Out Back.
Date:
1920's