Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
An Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand the history of the Adelaide Town Hall, and an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes peek at areas generally off limits to outside eyes.
Centrally located on King William Street in the city, the day will be as much for young, inquisitive minds as seasoned history and architecture buffs. With fun activities for kids and fascinating insights from the Town Hall’s tour guides, families are invited to explore Adelaide’s iconic Town Hall.
The Adelaide Town Hall has a long history as the city’s seat of local political power. Surveyor Sir Colonel William Light earmarked the one-acre site for use by Council in his original plan for the city of Adelaide. The Council purchased the land from the State in 1840 for 12 shillings (approximately $1.20 AUD).
It was initially used as a produce market selling hay, corn, butter, poultry, eggs, fish and vegetables. However the Council saw that a structure was needed to act as a meeting place of the local government and to represent the importance of the Council in the city. The foundation stone for the Adelaide Town Hall was laid on May 4, 1863 and was cut from the Tea Tree Gully quarry.
The Open Day full program will be announced closer to the date. Check their Facebook page here for updates.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Town Hall Open Day Facebook event page.
What: Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
When: Sunday 13 October 2019 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall | 128 King William St, Adelaide
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Image Source: Adelaide Town Hall Open Day Facebook event page
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