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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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Address: 267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9841 5403
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A definite place to visit

Come on in and see what life was like on the other side, so informative and the history and stories of the convicts that accommodated this place is just fantastic

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come on in and see what life was like on the other side, so informative and the history and stories of the convicts that accommodated this place is just fantastic

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Tumbulgum, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Albany Gaol on Stirling Terrace Albany gives a good insight into the life on convicts back in the mid 1800s in WA.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent a good hour or so in this museum , talking to the curators and looking at the exhibits , thoroughly enjoyed it .

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic home is brimming with artifacts and would delight any historian. For those not overly captivated by the past this house is still worth a visit as tgere is so much to see and experience. There are many items that can be picked up, used or inspected.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The goal is a good place to see how convicts were treated as part of the early settlement of the area. Plenty of information to read and digest. The atmosphere was interesting, especially the place where aboriginals were held.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was great and gave you an insight about how prisoners fared in the early days. All of the building has its original wall, cells and most of the material inside is dated from the time it was a goal.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We come across this by accident thinking it was part of the museum, $12 for a family ticket which was reasonable considering it is not govt subsidised. there is plenty to read and good life like figure used in cells, it is not a big goal but there is a lot of history. There is a tower there above the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's an easily missed attraction because it's cosily nestled under trees. This is nothing as compared to the Fremantle Prison but still, very informative with well preserved original relics, tools, etc. The figurines in the prison cells are slightly questionable; they look more like Halloween characters than prisoners. The female gaol felt eerier than the male gaol, and is evidently... More 

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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Entry price to the Old Gaol is very minimal: $5 per adult, $2.50 concession. It's staffed by volunteers, who were friendly and happy to chat. They suggested most people spend about 30 minutes going through the museum, but we took our time and were here for an hour and a half. During the winter the place is very quiet, although... More 

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Pemberton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was amazing and made you feel that the pioneers, prisoners, if they survived is why Australia is great now. They must have been tough, this wtruly captured the life of a prisoner and sometimes shocking revelation of what it was like, back in the day!

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