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“Need lots of time for this visit”

The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
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$76.26*
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Half-Day Albany History and Highlights Tour
Ranked #13 of 82 things to do in Albany
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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158 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Need lots of time for this visit”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

A very interesting visit and many congratulations for the displays. Lots of work gone into setting the items out and explaining the story of the Gaol and it's inmates.
Allow plenty of time to look around

Visited November 2013
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English first
Perth, Australia
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went down from Dunsborough to Denmark for a couple of days. Visited Albany on a rainy day, so thought we are going to different museums. This was the first one; original place, some good exhibitions. A few more infos, especially in regards to the daily life in that gaol would be good. Otherwise definitive a visit worth.

Visited November 2013
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Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The Old Gaol Forget It. Until the Staff take lessons in Public Relations.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

As a local resident who is also involved in tourism in Albany Irecently visited the Old Gaol. I was hosting a friend from Austria who expressed a desire to view the old gaol. Having initially been ignored by the attendant, I offered a $20.00 banknote to pay the admission for both of us ($5.00 per head) and received a mouthful of abuse for not tendering the correct change. In fact the attendant stated "why come here with a $50 or $20 note, don't you know we don't have any change". My Austrian friend searched through his wallet for the correct change however before doing so this oh so gracious lady announced that we could go in for nothing and its not like I care if you pay. That pretty much summed it up. Albany wishes to think its a tourist town, it isnt and it is little wonder that those of us professionals in the industry despair at the behavior of the locals. Would I return to the venue? No!. Would I recommend the venue to visitors if it meant they would be treated in the same manner ? No! The display it self tired run down and in need of a very serious makeover.

Visited October 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A trip back in history”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very good, fun and interesting things to look at here. I especially like the broken glass pieces along the top to keep prisoners captured.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“History of our ancestors”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

To see how our ancestors lived and carried out everyday life was very good. The design of houses and rock walls built against the sea.

Visited September 2013
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