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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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All reviews night tour broken glass lady at reception cell block within the walls worth spending time amazing stories interesting reading self guided tour local history step back in time an interesting place entrance fee great for kids brig amity per adult prisoners
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady at reception is absolutely lovely!! Full of knowledge and stories about the prison, it was lovely to spend 10 minutes talking with her, her stories really set the scene for us before we went around the prison. As a young couple from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sophie H
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Well worth a look! The school was quaint and bought back some old memories of days gone by. The displays and photographic museum were quite interesting

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Langas60
albanyhistorical, Manager at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Much appreciated and we're glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Very informative place. My boyfriend and I, only paid $5 each for a self tour. It was easy tho! Every corners of the museum has a description or a story of what happened within the walls of this place! We went in the morning but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank enzie2019
albanyhistorical, Manager at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, Albany Historical Society

Reviewed February 8, 2019

We really enjoyed our time and wandered leisurely around and absorbed the step back in time and history. Some amazing stories are shared in this historic site.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion R
albanyhistorical, Owner at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marion, Thank you very much for your positive comments, we appreciate it! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. With thanks, Albany Historical Society.

Reviewed January 23, 2019

$5 per adult to access the convict gaol and museums across the road. Well worth the money! It was raining the day we went so a good way to keep out the rain. Was great to see the way that people lived in the early...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karenmP6289KN
albanyhistorical, Public Relations Manager at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Convict Gaol & The Museum. Yours sincerely, Albany Historical Society

Reviewed January 14, 2019

This is a very historic building with lots of history. Take the time to read all the stories. It makes interesting reading.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maureen N
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Impressed with the idea of entry to the Museum being free..... $5.00 for entry into the Gaol. Limited greeting on entering. Limited information was offered. Information in the Gaol was quite hard to read. (Black writing on yellow paper, small font) I understand that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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albanyhistorical, Owner at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kaatyn, We're very sorry you did not enjoy your experience at the Old Gaol, we did consider raising the entry fees to $25 an adult to be able to afford to give visitors a higher quality interpretative experience, but ultimately decided to keep the...More

Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Go back in time and relive the hard days from yesterday. The prisons back then would have been really hard conditions especially in the heat. The cells contained a bed , bucket as a loo, window high above and the whole area was 7ft by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Really good value for money with the $5 entrance fee. Interesting with lots of information. Jack the Ripper was my particular favourite!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 522renatah
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

For $5 it was worth the price. Interesting information throughout the attraction and a few “authentic” prisoners thrown in for good measure.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Adults 5, concession 2.50 children 2.50. Hope to see you soon.
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