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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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Di Vinci exhibition

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Mandurah, Australia
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Mandurah, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

loved the history and seeing what the goal was like. The witch scared me. would not want to do a tour at night...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The night time tour was very informative, John and Joy were fantastic in their roles as our guides, I learned a lot about the history of the Gaol, and people involved. A must see experience, I would go again 😃

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Albany, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very interesting. If you like the paramnormal you might feel at home. Very educational at the same time. I was amazed at what I learnt. Supper was down to earth, relative to the time and yummy.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We took the night tour and it was great. John and Joy are obviously very passionate about the gaol and Albany history and they've put immense effort into the night tour. They are both informative and amusing - highly recommended for something different and memorable.

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Albany, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Faithfully restored gaol with in-cell experiences to be had. The museum pieces are also well worth a look. Carefully curated by the Albany Historical Society Members. The photo displays by Alan Hardy are excellent. A must do on an Albany visit.

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