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“Needs some TLC to make it more interesting”
Review of Fannie Bay Gaol

Fannie Bay Gaol
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$89.04*
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Explore Darwin City Sights
Ranked #29 of 125 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I think the Fannie Bay Gaol needs some TLC. It is only a gold coin donation to enter but once you're inside, you get the sense that it's not really maintained. I appreciate that a lot of it was damaged in Cyclone Tracy and never restored but it didn't have the "drama" that other historical gaols have. Maybe I was expecting more...

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Not very well explained - even though there is obviously a lot of history there. The execution chamber is quite depressing, but a necessary part of the visit. Looks like it needs money spent on interpreting it better to visitors.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was looking forward to seeing Fannie Bay Goal but was disappointed. I think with a bit time and planning it could be a tourist must. Having done Alcatraz and Port Arthur Fannie just needs an better presentation.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Walk around at your leisure. Lots of info outside on the walls. Would have been better inside, or in the shade (January is very hot) still a very interesting place.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I thought it was fascinating. Albeit amazing that it really wasn't that long ago that it was still being used. It would have been very hot and distressing for the prisoners because there is little insulation. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jenny M
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