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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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Great local history

Entry price to the Old Gaol is very minimal: $5 per adult, $2.50 concession. It's staffed by volunteers, who were friendly and happy to chat. They suggested most people spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Albany, Australia
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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry price to the Old Gaol is very minimal: $5 per adult, $2.50 concession. It's staffed by volunteers, who were friendly and happy to chat. They suggested most people spend about 30 minutes going through the museum, but we took our time and were here for an hour and a half. During the winter the place is very quiet, although... More 

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Pemberton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was amazing and made you feel that the pioneers, prisoners, if they survived is why Australia is great now. They must have been tough, this wtruly captured the life of a prisoner and sometimes shocking revelation of what it was like, back in the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to this historical site. Each room has a unique story to tell. You can see how basic and rugged life was back then.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really helpful volunteer greeted us at reception with a map and tales of the jail.Cold and chilly weather added to the atmosphere which really illustrated the sparse and awful jail conditions of years gone by.Especially frightening was the "isolation"cell in total darkness and the stories posted around the prison of individual prisoner circumstances.A worthwhile and budget visit .

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Thank S O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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.

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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!!

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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 

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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

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