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Fannie Bay Gaol

East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was worth the visit and really showed how the goal had been used over the years until 1979 and gave a good history of some of the various uses it had and prisoners that were incarcerated there. Glad we visited and should be a...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As visitors to Darwin we were looking for a tourist attraction that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Entry to the gaol is a gold coin donation so it fitted the bill perfectly. We spent a couple of hours looking in every cell, building...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gaol is only open Wednesdays and Saturdays but it is free and well worth it. Old gaol with good signs explaining the various buildings. Old restored 'infirmary' scene of last hanging - very interesting as gallows still there. Time spent 60 mins.

1  Thank belgaicas
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting a lot of reading but all good information, amazing history in the place. Lady at front desk was great and full of information. Highly recommend

1  Thank LynneSusanne
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a good experience of an unadorned historical location. It hasn't been done up, or sanitised in any way. The only additions are the inclusion of informative signage that is excellent. The story of the execution of the taxi driver murderers, in the Infirmary...More

3  Thank David C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Being on a ship with 5000 people that spent a day in Darwin on Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, we hired a car and one of the places on our list was Fannie Bay Gaol...All of Darwin knew of the ship coming. We arrived at the...More

1  Thank Gerald E
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This historic prison operated until as late as 1979 and is now a public museum. It is located along East Point road along the way to the East Point Military Museum and worth a stop. You can walk around the grounds, visit some of the...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Had a good walk around, I found the old gallows area was very spooky and sad at the same time. Things were very hard in those days.

1  Thank doreen608
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not a large museum, but is a must see, ver historical, and well set out, drink machines for the thirsty tourist, actually found a relative of a friend pictured at the building where the executions took place the local policeman at that time was a...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was a good visit. We had a walk all around the area. The old gallows building was a very thought provoking look at the past.

1  Thank Roger G
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