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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
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Called in before we were leaving Albany. The lady at the front desk was very informative and told you the history of the Gaol with good stores. Only $5 entry fee and worth seeing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in before we were leaving Albany. The lady at the front desk was very informative and told you the history of the Gaol with good stores. Only $5 entry fee and worth seeing.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, myself and our 16 year old son all enjoyed visiting this piece of Albany history. Do allow at least an hour to read the stories of inmates and visit all the cells and rooms in the goal. The volunteer at the fromt desk was very helpful and told us some stories of ghosts and odd feeling in some... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not a very good information talk by the lady who was at reception....didn't really understand half of what she said...not good for tourists from different countries to understand her at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold day so wanted somewhere inside and we chose this attraction. It was creepy in parts with the dummies they'd strategically placed in the cells. Another good attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night Tour! The hosts made all the difference with dramatic interactions. It is sometimes hard to please teenagers and adults alike but we all agreed this was awesome!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convict labour depot 1852-1876. This is how prisoners of today should be gaoled not given rights and live with TV's and meals etc. their cells were small and bare and their sentence fitted the crime, no snack made n the wrist as it happens nowadays. To see the hangmans yard or where the women were kept or where the mentally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

found this very enlightening having 2 convict ancestors. To see the small cells and the grounds, with the broken glass on top of the prison walls shows me that my ancestors didnt have it as cushy as modern convicts. The womens cells were a bit better. In the aborigional cell there is etchings on the wall beleived to be the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lots of information and artefacts from the gaol in its day made the visit interesting and the building itself is very interesting to go around. .

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went to pay for our family of 5. Outside on the board it say Family $12.00. Upon paying it was RUDELY pointed out that the cost for a family of 5 was $14.50. I was fine to pay this however the delivery was very abrupt and was shown a piece of paper on the bench (which I hadn't yet seen)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you have never been in a 19th century gaol you should do this while in the area. However if you've done a few before, there is little new to be learnt here. Buildings are well maintained and some very good displays and stories as you move easily along the self guided tour. Old photographs of buildings in Albany on... More 

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