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We spent a good hour at the court house and jail It was very interesting. It was a self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosslyn A
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Mandurah
A grand facade with interior providing a glimpse of the darker side of colonial history

Dating from the mid to late 19th century this building provides an insight into WA's early colonial... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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Explore the intriguing story of country policing from the days of the first convicts. From the lofty grandeur of the court room to the stark confines of the prison cells, the York Courthouse Complex tells the intriguing story of country policing...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good hour at the court house and jail It was very interesting. It was a self guided tour at a cost of $5 pp

Thank Rosslyn A
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Dating from the mid to late 19th century this building provides an insight into WA's early colonial history Little in the way of displays but the building itself tells the story

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I recommend a tour of the York Courthouse complex to get some insight into York's early colonial history. Housing some of the earliest buildings in Western Australia, it is well worth spending an hour or two there.

Thank Jenny G
nationaltrustwa, Public Relations Manager at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello Jenny. Glad you enjoyed your visit to York Courthouse Complex. It gives a fascinating insight into the highs and lows of criminal justice in regional WA from colonial times right through into the 20th century.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend half an hour. Enjoyed tremendously. Main Street opposite Lolly shop lol. Don’t forget the Lolly shop lol

Thank Bellridge
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is an amazing complex that really makes you appreciate the past and the present. Well done to the National Trust and the township of York for preserving this National Treasure. A must see when in the area.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The old courthouse sand jail have been preserved and are open to the public. A quaint video addresses the restoration process. We spent about 90 minutes walking through. Preserved prisons' graffiti is worth spending time reading. Some dark times here.

Thank jaybee754
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is well worth viewing. Authentic history here, some of it (the cells) quite confronting. Good to see this kind of history preserved.

Thank annr20172017
nationaltrustwa, Owner at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Confronting indeed - thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Ypp=ork is a historic town with some very interersting historic buildings. They include a number of hotels and government buildings including the Court House. The highway by-passes the town so if you are traveling east take a right over the railway line and spend some...More

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nationaltrustwa, Owner at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Definitely worth the detour off the highway; thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Take a trip back in time and visit the York court complex. For $5 entry fee its definitely worth a look around. Its easy to let your imagination take you back in time and imagine the constables of old hauling petty thieves back and throwing...More

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nationaltrustwa, Owner at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Smell, temperature, noise - so important to thinking about the conditions. Thanks for your visit & review.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

This courthouse complex was run by very enthusiastic volunteers who are local. They are keen to retell local stories. Most of these stories are quite sad, and if you are in touch with the other planes, it's probably not the best place to go. History...More

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nationaltrustwa, Owner at York Courthouse Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for visiting; the Courthouse Complex indeed tells powerful and confronting stories, still felt today.

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