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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9841 5403
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267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9841 5403
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit. Extremely interesting in regard to the information on the war also displays of what the old goal would have been like, mind boggling. Recommend this to everyone, won't be disappointed.

Thank wandering2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gaol is easily accessible and cheap. The entry fee is only $5 per person. It is a great reminder of how hard things were back then. Each cell has a different story to tell with the one about Deeming, the serial killer, being absolutely...More

Thank jdawg293
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit! A creepy old gaol with lots of information. The best part is the creepy mannequins that scare you around every corner!! Do yourself a favor and visit this old gem.

Thank Roxine O
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I just visited the WA Museum and had some time to kill so I decided to have a look at the old gaol. Its very errie and old. The lady at reception was very friendly and told me a few stories. If you have a...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

One of the cheaper things to do - fully of infortmation and history. Funny dummies dressed as prisoners - quite scary. A great place for families to visit to learn about some interesting characters and Albany's history.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A lovely atmospheric spot. The kids loved it apart from the dark cell. There was plenty of information regarding its history. The link with Jack the ripper made for a good read

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A short walk from the centre of town. A great place to learn about early WA and Albany history. For Jack the Ripper fans there is an interesting tale about a possible suspect.

Thank LilleePillee
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Walking through the gaol was a real eye opener of the hardships that prisoners endured - granted they wouldn't have been in gaol if not for a crime. The surrounding walls of the gaol were totally amazing with broken glass cemented in to stop escapees...More

Thank deb f
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Cheap entry. Central location. Very interesting Albany and police history. Should be shown to all present day prisoners.

Thank 3aussieladies
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is an interesting building, the convict labour hiring depot 1852-1876. There is plenty of artifacts and sighnage detailing the history of the Goal. You can walk freely around the gaol viewing the cells, excercise area, cook house etc. There are stories that a ghost...More

Thank Ingrid A
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4 July 2015|
Response from HistoricalSociety2 | Property representative |
Adults 5, concession 2.50 children 2.50. Hope to see you soon.