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Corrective Services NSW Museum

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Enjoyable and Educational Experience

This museum is open from 9am-3pm and your guide around the museum is an inmate from the prison... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wentworth Falls, Australia
Surprising, engaging and educational

This review was written by Jessica, who is 9 years old: It was weird that an inmate was head of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chelsea Q
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1 Vagg St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia
+61 2 6452 5974
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is open from 9am-3pm and your guide around the museum is an inmate from the prison. Our guide was a genuinely nice guy and very informative and talented, We bought a shoulder bag he had sewn which is very nice indeed. There were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Eucalong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review was written by Jessica, who is 9 years old: It was weird that an inmate was head of the tour. I got used to that after a while because he was kinder than I expected. I didn't know that you could buy stuff...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Chelsea Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad place to visit. Caravan parking out the front. Kids enjoyed the site. Well setup and the staff are very friendly and reformed.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Donnalene J
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Didn't know what to expect when the Visitor Center lady recommended the CSM but wanted to visit it when she told us that it was manned by the inmates. When we met Kelvin (an inmate) in the centre we were given a tour and he...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 792viv
Reviewed February 24, 2019

The Corrective Services NSW Museum Tour in Cooma was an unexpected highlight of our tour of the Snowy Mountains Region. It is located in an impressive old prison building that has been converted into a very interesting display of all things associated with incarceration from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank eandg3
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Pit stop break on way back to Sydney. Excellent interesting tour by inmate. Nice things in prison store to buy.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JaquitaB1
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The Museum is a great visual display - past and present Correction facility - manned by prisoners who as part of their rehabilitation have been given the responsibilty of showing visitors through the centre, including a shop where goods made on site are offered for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Beryl P
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The Corrective services NSW Museum Cooma is a must see attraction when in Cooma! Well organised tours with real educated inmates! Our tour guide was David who was full of information & knew everything about the museum! Family really enjoyed our experience! Thanx David 👍👍👍👍👍

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank gussgould
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went here without planning to and what surprise. Kelvin our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spent nearly an hour with us showing us various displays including the gallows. You can buy goods made by the inmates at reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Gibbinsp
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Had such a great day learning about corrections through time. It was really cool that our guide kelvin was an inmate. He taught us heaps about inmates, that they all work & we loved all the handmade items made by the inmates. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 781shaunaw
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March 26, 2016|
Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your question but I am a bit unsure. I think that there was a ramp into the back of the museum, it it would be best to get in touch with the Cooma Corrective Services Museum for a correct answer on that one.