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“Well preserved eye opener.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fannie Bay Gaol

Fannie Bay Gaol
East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Karratha, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Well preserved eye opener.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The minimum security wing shows how the NT punished criminals, and the old infirmary has a dark past.

Visited May 2014
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Port douglas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Interesting place to visit but it is self guided. There are maps available - ensure you have a hat or umbrella as there's no shade. No where to buy refreshments. but plenty of parking. Is a place to visit that is free.

Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“ok, but lacking something more to it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you are cruising along the coast line and you end up next to the gaol, then go in and have a look. You can get in all facilities and have a feel for how the prisoners lived back in those days.
On the downside of it, i think it is missing some more information and something that will turn it more interesting to visit.

Visited August 2013
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Darwin, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Sad history of Darwin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is worth a visit if you want to understand life as it was for prisoners in the past. Now open for tourists. It's hard to forget where prisoners got hanged. A very sad place. Sometimes prisoners managed to escape! Not a mainstream tourist destination, but part of Darwin's history for those interested.

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

i found it ok and would probably recommend it, but you only need to see it once and it wont take long.

Visited April 2014
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