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The Old Gaol and Museum

Address: 267 Stirling Terrace | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9841 5403
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Albany
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums

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Albany, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Enjoyed our visit, lots to see, would recommend it. More there than I expected, easy access. No stairs to climb.

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Adelaide, Australia
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147 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Well worth a stop in and look around. Lots to take in as sits within the complex with other attractions.

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well done and interesting ...museum is free...donations ...so don't be mean....Jail small cost ...won't break the bank....

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Its been nearly 20 years since we last visited the old gaol and it still impressed us with its history. Great to see establishments like this preserved and open to the public at very low charges ($5 adults, $2.50 seniors). Can certainly recommend a visit to anyone who hasn't been there before, and anyone interested in the history of Albany

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Alford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have just returned from our holiday in Stanhope. On Wednesday we visited Hexham and visited The Old Gaol. It was well worth the visit and very reasonably priced too!! A must see when visiting Hexham.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We called hours before for a booking and they gladly opened the tour specially for us that night with little time to prepare. It was surreal, my group of friends and I enjoyed ourselves a lot learning about the history and all the effort of our two guides. Definitely worth going!

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Bunbury, WA
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on a night tour of the gaol and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We were impressed by our two guides John and Joy's knowledge and just how much effort they put in to make it an experience to remember (especially loved the costume and character changes throughout the night!). Although we didn't experience any "ghostly" encounters, we... More 

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