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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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Address: 267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9841 5403
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Be wary of the floorboards...

Usual tourist hotspot and great history within the walls. Great for scaring young children should they be there (School holidays and unsupervised children are the perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lilyn T
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$5 entry was a fair price to see a very historical building. It has been restored so that everyone can visit and learn about that era and the prisoners. Quite a large gaol. Very good WW1 exhibit. The DVDs in this exhibit was very good. I would highly recommend this.

Thank Jennifer E
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usual tourist hotspot and great history within the walls. Great for scaring young children should they be there (School holidays and unsupervised children are the perfect storm). Be mindful on the entry to the female goal. The first floor plank leading to the area creaks and makes a super creepy noise. Also there are rumoured to be ghosts in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A great attraction to visit with lots of information as you walk through. The cells were mostly set up as they were back in the day & in some areas it was very eerie.

Thank debbiej588
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Definitely worth a visit if in the area - its full of history and the Gaol has been restored to its original format. Its also definitely haunted!!

Thank Diaz62
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A great place housing cells as well as some very interesting stories from the prison days. It is suitable for all ages and there is a large yard out back where prisoners once used for recreation purposes. The whole place is a little misleading as it turned out to be a lot bigger than it looks! A great and very... More 

Thank travellingal02
Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A great little tourist visit in very good condition for its age kept really well and found it very interesting. Cheap admission too

Thank 47kiwi69
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Took our 6 & 8 year old who were intrigued by the broken bottle walls. They were interested, but zoomed through pretty quickly not interested in taking the time to read or understand what they were seeing. It is an interesting look back in history.

Thank shelleyfamily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We all enjoyed the gaol :) shelter from the rain- and you are free to explore the grounds and cells... A great activity to do with the kids!

Thank Amanda M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Whilst a quaint little museum with a tiny entry cost, this attraction really surprised us. The displays are what I can only describe for the most part, as having been put together by loving hands, however the breadth of information as well as the goal itself gave us a really good insight into life in those times. It was really... More 

Thank Ingrid4711
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Organised a tour through the Gaol with the lovely volunteers John and Joy. They went out of their way to accommodate our group to the point that they set up a private tour. John and Joy were amazing, and set up a fun tour filled with great knowledge of the Gaol and Albany itself, good humour and a few scares... More 

Thank Louisa L

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