Interesting part of a forgotten history. By the time it was built it was at full capacity. It had its own gallows & the last execution was 2 men who killed a taxi driver
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Fanny Bay Gaol was interesting - well sign-posted and easy to take a self conducted tour - our tour guide should have been removed and someone who was actually interested in Darwin take over - she was a waste of our money and her time...More
The staff are friendly and helpful and the majority of the goal is accessible. Throughout the grounds and buildings there are some very interesting information boards. The area is well maintained and if you like your history take the time out to visit.
A fascinating insight into earlier-days prisons. The open-air kitchens contrast with the gloomy cells. The last hanging from capital punishment days was here in the gallows room with lots of interesting interpretive displays and documents.
This was worth the visit and really showed how the goal had been used over the years until 1979 and gave a good history of some of the various uses it had and prisoners that were incarcerated there. Glad we visited and should be a...More
As visitors to Darwin we were looking for a tourist attraction that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Entry to the gaol is a gold coin donation so it fitted the bill perfectly. We spent a couple of hours looking in every cell, building...More
This gaol is only open Wednesdays and Saturdays but it is free and well worth it. Old gaol with good signs explaining the various buildings. Old restored 'infirmary' scene of last hanging - very interesting as gallows still there. Time spent 60 mins.
This is a good experience of an unadorned historical location. It hasn't been done up, or sanitised in any way. The only additions are the inclusion of informative signage that is excellent. The story of the execution of the taxi driver murderers, in the Infirmary...More
Being on a ship with 5000 people that spent a day in Darwin on Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, we hired a car and one of the places on our list was Fannie Bay Gaol...All of Darwin knew of the ship coming. We arrived at the...More