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The Old Gaol and Museum

267 Stirling Terrace | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
(08) 9841 5403
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Albany
Type: Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great history precinct with many attractions. The building with the shop also has an upstairs display. 4 locations very close together, well worth a visit.

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Porthleven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Old Gaol and Museum are shown well, with interesting exhibits and anecdotes to portray the events which took place while this building operated in that way. It warrants at least an hour to cover in full.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I myself enjoy looking around prisons, but was not expecting too much from this gaol. I was pleasantly surprised. Once you start reading about deeming ( the most famous prisoner) you become engrossed & want to learn more. Great value for money as well.

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Denmark, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went and seen this for the first time last week, it was excellent, I didn't know there was that much to see, until I went in, then spent nearly 2 hours looking aroud, it was well set out and very informative. Well worth a visit.

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