Discover Adelaide Town Hall's Intriguing History

Passionate & knowledgeable City of Adelaide volunteers guide visitors on a fascinating tour of the building. During the tour, information is shared about the building's architecture, world famous organ, history and Colonel William Light, who was a British military officer and the first Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia.


Adelaide Town Hall Tours

Adelaide Town Hall is open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.

Visitors are welcome to come in to view the bronze statue of Queen Adelaide on the ground floor as well as venture up the grand marble stairs to the level one main foyer to view the stunning art exhibitions and displays.

Please note: there may be days and times when there are private events being held. If you want to find out if there are any events on the day you would like to visit, please call the Venue Office on (08) 8203 7590.

Public tours are available on selected Mondays at 10am. 

School & Group Tour bookings are available. Please click here for a booking request form.

Cost: Free  

Bookings: required


Public Tours (individual and small groups)

South Australia's History Festival

South Australia History Festival 2017 (1 - 31 May 2017)

The Adelaide Town Hall is a popular venue and part of South Australia's History Festival. The Festival makes one of the state's largest community event and promotes our wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities.

Join our animated and knowledgeable volunteers through a journey into the past by registering for any of the events below.

History Festival - Queen Adelaide Facelift

See the ‘New Look’ Queen Adelaide Room at the Adelaide Town Hall and hear her life story.

Eventbrite - History Festival - Queen Adelaide Facelift

History Festival - Adelaide City Street Names

Jeff Nicholas, author of Behind the Streets of Adelaide, teams up with Adelaide Town Hall tour guide Glen Woodward for a lively talk about some of the more notable stories behind some Adelaide City street names.

Eventbrite - History Festival - Adelaide City Street Names

History Festival - Colonel William Light

View the collection of Colonel Light and hear Glen Woodward describe Light’s life.

Eventbrite - History Festival - Colonel William Light