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Address: 267 Stirling Terrace | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9841 5403
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Fascinating glimpse in Albany's History

Right in town, next to the Museum and close to the Brig Amity, the Old Gaol is a peek into the past, a little like time travel as you step into this small, atmospheric jailhouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Albany, Western Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Right in town, next to the Museum and close to the Brig Amity, the Old Gaol is a peek into the past, a little like time travel as you step into this small, atmospheric jailhouse from the time of the first settlers and prisoners. very interesting stories about the people who were brought here and eventually settled in the area... More 

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Albany, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ticket is for 2 museums: (1) The Old Gaol (Jail) gives an idea of the living conditions and work undertaken by prisioners at the time of the establishment of Albany. The building is great to explore. Take a night tour to be "Spooked" (2) Patrick Taylor Cottage- kids like the "old house and furnishings" A good display of pioneer household... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Get a chance to learn about the history of the gaol and enter some of the cells. Some I interesting inmates as well including ' so they say' a character who could have been Jack The Ripper.

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Perth, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a $5 entry fee you can explore all around the jail and read the plaques describing various pieces while using your paper guide to learn more. Pretty interesting to go back in time to a different era. It's next to the WA Museum and the Brig Amity. The guy at the desk is happy to provide additional info and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The old goal gives a stark reminder of days past and insight into the treatment given to criminals in past decades. The museum has retained a lot of artifacts which are from an earlier period giving a realist view of how harsh life would have been in the previous two centuries.

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Mandurah, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a surprise and was excellent, with lots of exhibits to try out. The goal was well laid out with information.

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newport pagnell
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a great place to visit for a bit of history. Not knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised at the time we spent there and the amount to see - the volunteer was very generous with info too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We did the day tour and took in all the history. We then went back last night and did a night tour and by gosh it scared the bejeezus out of me. Well done to the two lovely guides who put on a hell of a tour for us. A credit to the town you are.

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Perth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Museum was good but the Old Gaol was better. Very interesting. Kids maybe a little spooked by the full size dummies in the cells.

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What great value,$5 adult entry and you can wander through the Old Goal reading all the local history.adults and kids alike would enjoy a visit.

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