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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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All reviews night tour broken glass cell block early settlement worth spending time amazing stories interesting reading self guided tour local history step back in time an interesting place entrance fee great for kids brig amity per adult prisoners goal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time and wandered leisurely around and absorbed the step back in time and history. Some amazing stories are shared in this historic site.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$5 per adult to access the convict gaol and museums across the road. Well worth the money! It was raining the day we went so a good way to keep out the rain. Was great to see the way that people lived in the early...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karenmP6289KN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very historic building with lots of history. Take the time to read all the stories. It makes interesting reading.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Impressed with the idea of entry to the Museum being free..... $5.00 for entry into the Gaol. Limited greeting on entering. Limited information was offered. Information in the Gaol was quite hard to read. (Black writing on yellow paper, small font) I understand that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kaatyn
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Go back in time and relive the hard days from yesterday. The prisons back then would have been really hard conditions especially in the heat. The cells contained a bed , bucket as a loo, window high above and the whole area was 7ft by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Really good value for money with the $5 entrance fee. Interesting with lots of information. Jack the Ripper was my particular favourite!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 522renatah
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

For $5 it was worth the price. Interesting information throughout the attraction and a few “authentic” prisoners thrown in for good measure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annbot174
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We took a self- guided tour of the gaol. It was interesting and had lots of information in each section ( although some of the mannequins were a bit of a worry!). Great value for money for only a few dollars to enter 👍

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karenmiller17
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The museum is situated down near the water where there’s a replica of the brig Amity that you can climb aboard. There’s the old goal which is very interesting as it details a numbers stories about the place and it’s inhabitants. You need probably 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigPoppaPauley
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Well presented, self-guided tour through the convict and criminal history of Albany. Includes the history of several notorious criminals such as Frederick Bailey Deeming, a murderer once suspected as being Jack the Ripper, and Peter McKean, alias William McDonald, the only hanging at the gaol,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
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Adults 5, concession 2.50 children 2.50. Hope to see you soon.
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