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“Not much to see”
Review of Fannie Bay Gaol

Fannie Bay Gaol
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Explore Darwin City Sights
Darwin, Australia
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

I know this place is small, but still felt like more of an effort could have been made with it- there were only a few information boards on the wall telling you about it, but there wasn't much there in the way to make it interesting for visitors. (sorry!)

Visited January 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place is uninspired. It only takes a little while to visit, with limited signage and no stores/staff. Very hot, so if you have any issues walking in the heat give it a miss. Otherwise pop in for 20 minutes, but not worth a special trip.

Sailing club accrss the road is great though

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC PLACE OF HISTORY”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Please stop by the Fannie bay gaol while visiting darwin, it just shows how bad the prisoners had it, fantastic place to go see.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fannie Bay Gaol”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I'm a big fan of retired prisons, and was keen to have a look when I heard about this one. To be honest, iot's not that great, the entry fee is just a $1 donation, but there isn't a lot to see. You are free to wander around the place, seeing all the various buildings, which have been left largely unrestored. Overall, not bad, but nothing you would make an effort to see.

Visited September 2012
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Ballarat, Australia
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

For a gold coin donation you can do a self-guided tour. You don't need more than an hour to see this place, but the original buildings are very interesting, especially the gallows.

Visited October 2012
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