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Olde Gaol Museum

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Soooo much History

There is just so much to see and hear about. I think even interesting to those not raised in this... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
susanne6492017
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Lindsay, Canada
Excellent educational opportunity, poignant and emotional experience

I didn't expect to be so impacted by my visit to the Olde Gaol Museum but I really was. It truly... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
Laura M
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Dec 21, 2017
“Soooo much History”
Dec 12, 2017
“Excellent educational opportunity, poignant and emotional experience”
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Check the museum's website for hours and details regarding statutory holidays.Please note that the last tour of the day leaves reception approximately one hour before closing.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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50 Victoria Ave N | K9V 4G3, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 4G3, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

My sons and I love museums and so we decided to stop in to the Olde Gaol. The tour guide was wonderful and very informative. What a great collection of local information and artifacts!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed December 21, 2017

There is just so much to see and hear about. I think even interesting to those not raised in this area. Staff is very informative and friendly. Enjoying passing on their knowledge Not really Romantic, but still interesting for any age group.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank susanne6492017
Reviewed December 12, 2017

I didn't expect to be so impacted by my visit to the Olde Gaol Museum but I really was. It truly allows one to connect with the cruelty of our recent past and how hard the face of 'justice' can be to look at. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Laura M
The Olde G, Museum Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Thank you Laura for taking the time to post your review. Our staff and volunteers always enjoy hearing that their efforts have been successful in connecting our visitors to the past.

Reviewed October 4, 2017

The Old Gaol Museum held its annual general meeting in the conference room a few nights ago. It had been a while since I had been in the museum, and certainly a long time since I was in what had once been the office space....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank debit7
The Olde G, Museum Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our museum conference room. The museum hopes put this space to good use in the future and is certainly open to allowing other groups to use it as well.

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

It was ok. Not very many bears and not much to do really. My son had fun so that's all that matters.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Becky K
The Olde G, Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

We're glad to hear that your son had fun Becky, for the kids to enjoy themselves in a museum settings was the staff's only goal for that event.

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

There are lots to see. WW1 exhibits we're excellent. The tour of the jail and commentary was enlightening. The little jail cells which kept prisoners is something to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Dave N
The Olde G, Museum Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Was a great place to visit. We had our own guides Cain and Jillian. They were Extremely informative and did a wonderful job.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shelly H
The Olde G, Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to rate your visit. The Museum staff is delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed March 18, 2017

This museum is very special because there are no others like it in Lindsay. And it also takes in surrounding areas. Neil Young display was a trip down memory lane. The museum has a lot of information and the structure itself with the cells and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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The Olde G, Museum Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thanks Kathy, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We think this building is special too.

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

My son and I heard about the world war 1 exhibit at the old jail. They had many interesting artifacts but the exhibit itself was relatively small and compromised one small section of the jail. The artifacts and we'll as mostly all of the exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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The Olde G, Public Relations Manager at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2017

Your recommendation means a lot to the staff and volunteers. Thank you for taking the time to write a view.

Reviewed November 17, 2016

brings you back in time to a people who lived died bringing with them all there life experiences how they lived there days way back when

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank John W
The Olde G, Operations Supervisor at Olde Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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