We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Gaol and Museum

Address: 267 Stirling Terrace | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9841 5403
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #13 of 27 Attractions in Albany
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near The Old Gaol and Museum

Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    24
    1
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Perth
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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 😃

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albany, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Darwin, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albany, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
441 reviews 441 reviews
147 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Old Gaol and Museum also viewed

 
Albany, Western Australia
 

Been to The Old Gaol and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Old Gaol and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?