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East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Basic museum - it is really just a disused old prison. It is worth reading all of the stories about the prisoners. Seeing where the last people were hanged was quite confronting. Definiately worth a visit but don't expect a lot of facilites here -...More

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting place. Might be better with a guided tour. Gold coin donation. They were renovating one of the buildings when we were there so didn’t get to see inside that.

Thank rosrog07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry by gold coin ..... excellent. Glad we went here but the history is so sad & appalling. Took way longer to explore than immediately thought..... the conditions....very emotional.

Thank PMQNthCoast
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Free entry & only a donation required to enter. Place is very basic & may improve with a review underway. Limited access to buildings & not a lot of info available. The old stone building features the story about the gallows & when last used...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This was under repair when I went there but what I could see was great. Lots of information on how it was run and what happened there. worth a visit

Thank H7342JAkathym
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Right on the main road, the Fannie Bay Gaol is a really interesting sight to visit, seeing how the prisoners lived in Darwin and the gallows that were used to hang the last two infamous prisoners. Some of the old buildings are currently (April 2018)...More

Thank Carmel F
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very informative and interesting piece of Darwin’s history. The gallows were spine tingling. Great to spend a few hours looking at how this gaol was run until quite recently.

Thank leethomo
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

While out at Parap Markets we stopped in at the Fannie Bay Goal. Yet again more history of Darwin for everyone to view. Not for those not intrested in history or expecting state of art experience. There is limited information but intresting none the less....More

Thank Samlew71
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Good job it was free to get in as it was very disappointing! Spent less than than 15 minutes on site as there was very little to see. The only thing of interest was the gallows building.

Thank APPPbeccles
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting look back at what people were locked up in. The gallows were interesting even though they were only used twice for all the construction. The dorm area was closed due to lead paint clean up so we couldn't see those but everything else was...More

Thank Chris P
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Response from Moosetash | Reviewed this property |
The cost is by donation, not sure about the opening times, sorry.
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Lyndalove48
1 October 2017|
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Response from LynneSusanne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not remember we rang the goal to get opening hours
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