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Corrective Services NSW Museum

1 Vagg St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia
+61 2 6452 5974
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Awesome interesting day

Had such a great day learning about corrections through time. It was really cool that our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shauna W
via mobile
Informative and interesting

We visited this museum on the way to Jindabyne. We were greeted by one of the inmates and proceeded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wendy c
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Canberra, Australia
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1 Vagg St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia
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+61 2 6452 5974
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great day learning about corrections through time. It was really cool that our guide kelvin was an inmate. He taught us heaps about inmates, that they all work & we loved all the handmade items made by the inmates. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum on the way to Jindabyne. We were greeted by one of the inmates and proceeded on our tour. Life in jail jis not much fun. Our guide was informative with many interesting facts. There are many displays and you can see...More

Thank wendy c
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

... is well worth exploring! For a gold coin donation, you can have a guided tour of the Museum. Inmates are the tour guides, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the displays and their history. There is also a shop were items made...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The guided tour was very interesting. The tourguide/inmate was very friendly and informative. We could take pictures of everything and ask anything. We let ourselfs go in the shop. Heaps of cool stuff to buy all made by inmates! Everyone there was very friendly.

Thank Tineke H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

A very good exhibition of what you would have expected if you did porridge. To cap it off inmates ( in green) make and sell various souvenirs of which they receive the lions share and the rest goes to maintenance of the museum. You can...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited the Museum with our children aged 10 and 12 and it was a fascinating visit. The tour guide was an inmate, very knowledgeable and happy to explain things. There are some fun photo opportunities and artefacts from olden times as well as a...More

Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a great facility to visit. They only ask for a gold coin donation as entry, and you can have one of the inmates take you through. Our guide was very helpful and friendly, and was happy to answer any questions. At the end...More

Thank Doris D
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Visited today and were met by our guide Kelvin, one of the inmates. He was very friendly and had a wealth of knowledge and answered all our questions. Nothing was too much trouble. We were free to take as many photos as we wanted as...More

Thank Cullen2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We took the tour of the museum with our guide Kelvin. What a wealth of information he imparted during the tour. Although an inmate of the correction centre himself, as were the other people working at the museum, you wouldn't have guessed it except for...More

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained each of the exhibits as we went through the sections of the museum. There are many original items in the museum (stocks, gallows, portable cells) that really give a great insight in to how the...More

Thank Patricia D
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Fionakumari
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your question but I am a bit unsure. I think that there was a ramp into the back of the museum, it it would be best to get in touch with the Cooma Corrective Services Museum for a correct answer on that one.
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