Adelaide Tours-Z Ward Behind the Walls

Neither prison nor hospital, the “criminal ward” of the former Glenside Mental Hospital occupies a unique place in South Australia’s history. From the rare ‘Ha Ha Wall’ encircling the building to its striking 1880s polychromatic brickwork, explore the breathtaking architecture and sobering history of this important site.

Duration: Approximately 75 minutes. Please note Z Ward’s upper level is accessible by stairs only. For detailed directions and public transport options visit

Cost: Adult $15, Concession $13, National Trust Member $10, Child $10 under 15.

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Access to Z Ward is via 63 Conyngham Street, Glenside. Parking can be found directly adjacent to the building.

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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide

(08) 8223 1234


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