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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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The old Albany Goal is an absolute must to visit when in Albany, very informative, The man that works there is absolutely lovely, and is able to share stories of the history , my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Capel, Western Australia, Australia
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Capel, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The old Albany Goal is an absolute must to visit when in Albany, very informative, The man that works there is absolutely lovely, and is able to share stories of the history , my children were absolutely in awe when he was speaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Spent 1 hour looking around worth the $5 door charge. So happy these places are here to remind us of the past. So lucky we don't have to live like that

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We didn't know this place was there, we just happened upon it. The museum gives you so much information about the region and the early life of the settlers, well worth the visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Has been $5 for years and years and worth every cent. Its an amazing place to see and learn. Loved everything about it.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spent a couple of hours walking around the old gaol, it was worth the visit. I learnt a lot in a short space of time about the first settlements and people in the area. Loved the mannequin that looked a bit like Joanna Lumley.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was well worth an hour of our time and interesting. The cells were very atmospheric although the dummies were a little basic.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great insight into early settlement life and penal system. Mix of gaol and historical lifestyle. Daughter was fascinated.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Interesting museum, close to Albany CBD, walking distance from our accommodation. Entry fee was reasonable and friendly greeting at the door by staff member. Other attractions all within walking distance. If you have some spare time make an effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Guess this started life as a convict depot Adds to tapestry of wa. Interesting anzac display. Great to see aboriginal people represented in anzac display. The cells and site great for kids to explore. Plenty of things to look at.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited on a rainy day. We all liked the gaol, even the children, especially the cells! The museum was also very informative though didn't hold the children's interest for long. The old school house held their interest a bit as it had games outside to try. That is the only interactive part though.

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