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York Courthouse Complex

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Very interesting to see the jail house and see the video of the history of the place. All the... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
June B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Sad stories here

Very well set up and interesting. Sad to see how people were treated back in history. The troopers... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Denese S
York, Western Australia, Australia
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Explore the intriguing story of country policing from the days of the first convicts. From the lofty grandeur of the court room to the stark confines of the prison cells, the York Courthouse Complex tells the intriguing story of country policing...more
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132 Avon Terrace, York, Western Australia 6302, Australia
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All reviews national trust self guided tour exercise yard well worth a visit entry fee early days jail dolls prisoners video history police insight cottage town present
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

Very interesting to see the jail house and see the video of the history of the place. All the writing on the walls as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank June B
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Very well set up and interesting. Sad to see how people were treated back in history. The troopers cottage tells a story of how hard even the guards and there families endured.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denese S
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Informative and interesting regarding the history of York , from its early days. We visited as The Residency museum was closed on the days that we were in York. Is administered by the National Trust.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

A really interesting and well-presented complex. on our visit, a friendly and knowledgeable guide told us many stories of the complex and town. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank _dcasserly
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This complex is located right in the heart of the town of York and is so easy to find and get to. The entry fee is negligible and our first stop, upon entry, was to view a 15 min or so video on the history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry B
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We spent a good hour at the court house and jail It was very interesting. It was a self guided tour at a cost of $5 pp

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rosslyn A
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I recommend a tour of the York Courthouse complex to get some insight into York's early colonial history. Housing some of the earliest buildings in Western Australia, it is well worth spending an hour or two there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jenny G
nationaltrustwa, Public Relations Manager at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Hello Jenny. Glad you enjoyed your visit to York Courthouse Complex. It gives a fascinating insight into the highs and lows of criminal justice in regional WA from colonial times right through into the 20th century.

Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend half an hour. Enjoyed tremendously. Main Street opposite Lolly shop lol. Don’t forget the Lolly shop lol

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bellridge
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is an amazing complex that really makes you appreciate the past and the present. Well done to the National Trust and the township of York for preserving this National Treasure. A must see when in the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sandgropers_13
Reviewed July 21, 2017

The old courthouse sand jail have been preserved and are open to the public. A quaint video addresses the restoration process. We spent about 90 minutes walking through. Preserved prisons' graffiti is worth spending time reading. Some dark times here.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jaybee754
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