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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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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. .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 26 November 2016 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 12 November 2016

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 12 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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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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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