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Address: East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Great exhibition of paintings from imprisoned residents in Darwin

As part of the festival of Darwin Fanny Bay had an exhibition of paintings from prisoners in Darwin. It was great to see and we purchased a wonderful canvas. Interesting to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Margaret S
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of the festival of Darwin Fanny Bay had an exhibition of paintings from prisoners in Darwin. It was great to see and we purchased a wonderful canvas. Interesting to see the gaol and imagine the experience those incarcerated here must have had.

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Thank Margaret S
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gallows were a bit creepy but the history of his gaol is quite interesting. Stopped operating in 1979., so quite recent history.Wear a hat and bring water.

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Thank donaldasher
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and full of history. Would recommend doing this tour as part of 6 places of interest around Darwin..Would like to thank Petra our tour guide on a wonderful tour around.

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Thank Millymay1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see how prisoners ....men, women AND children were housed. It's free entry, but a donation is welcome, and then you're free to walk around the whole complex at your own pace, on a self guided tour. The "Infirmary" building that was used to hang 2 European men tells their story, backed up by plenty of newspaper reports... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good morning walking around the gaol. Free entry and informative man at the entrance. We gave a $20 donation although not expected or pushed on us to do so. Creepy seeing where they hung people. Not exacltly exciting but a relaxing morning walking around the gaol.

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Thank Wendy H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place, not very big but very antiquated. Doorways of cells very narrow, cells small. They even had a childrens section. Wouldn't have held many prisoners. Worth a look. Free entry.

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Thank jennyalan2016
Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our Tour Tub city tour we visited this now historic goal. The conditions the prisoners were kept in were well explained and exhibited.

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Thank Peter K
Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared with the 5 star conditions prisoners live in now-a- days this is a real eye opener. So primitive.

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Thank Shiprock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you got into trouble in the NT this is where you ended up, Its not very big but they did hang two men in there,Entry is by small donation you can spend half an hour or longer looking around, if i was sent there i would have spent my day in my cell it was a lot cooler than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A monument to the continued archaic practice of incarceration but we found it interesting. A great amount of history of Darwin too. Worth a visit if you are interested in police or prisons.

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