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The Old Gaol and Museum

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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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Return to Yesteryear

Good local history. Some of it is quite gruesome. Well laid out and good for families. Shows just how hard life was.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Mannum, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with hubby and the kids and although it was interesting the gaol does not compare to others we have seen. Staff helpful but a little disappointed.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good local history. Some of it is quite gruesome. Well laid out and good for families. Shows just how hard life was.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very helpful. I think only $5 to get in. It looks like a small place but once you are inside there is a lot to see and read. Worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a night tour. The guides were excellent - they dressed up which was quite funny and cute! Mostly fine for children (maybe a few gory details not for the really little ones). A great tour for people who love history and don't mind a laugh. The light supper is very light, so I would recommend getting a... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a small town with an old small jail but this jail definitely reminds us why you didn't want to end up confined here. Great old pictures here....

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Stuarts Well, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great attraction to learn the early history of Albany's convict past, stroll through the cell blocks and listen to the commentary

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a dinner reservation over the road so called in here to kill some time. It was ok, interesting but certainly not as "museumy" as I expected it to be. The Old Goal part was pretty cool though and worth a look.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Not a large museum, but still full of interesting facts about the early days of the colony. For those interested in Australian colonial past.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I am from Albany so, I love visiting this site and seeing and reading about life in an Albany gaol and the history of my home town. Amazing to see what life would have been like back then. To see the old relics etc is awesome to see.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Good value for money and lots of information although presentation of that is not always logical and easy to follow. Plenty to see and atmospheric.

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