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Old Wentworth Gaol

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Address: Beverly Street, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5027 3337

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Family trip to the old Gaol ! Kids loved it and overall a cheap visit and you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering round with lots to see and read. We got there early... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Family trip to the old Gaol ! Kids loved it and overall a cheap visit and you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering round with lots to see and read. We got there early and almost had the place to ourselves

Thank Mullso
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Compact Gaol, hard to imagine the harsh conditions of the inmates. Would be a great spot for a ghost tour (not sure if they do them). Tip: Bring insect spray to country areas in the warmer months.

Thank Star_Trekers2000
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this place was interesting to see how prisoners were treated back then good to step back in time.

Thank BUNDY Dave F
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A gaol that is well preserved from yesteryear. Lots of photos and descriptions on walls and lots of articles from the era on display. Shows how tough conditions were 100+ years ago. No toilets on site as gaol was not plumbed in that era, toilets are a 2mi walk across road.

Thank thegg2man
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an authentic piece of history as this gaol is largely untouched and still standing 100 years after it was built. I do not think that I would have liked to be incarcerated here given the austere surroundings and the cramped conditions, particularly if you were gaoled for drunkenness. Well worth a visit. PS Some interesting antiques for sale... More 

Thank Nigel L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

As you walked around and adsorb the history you could feel what it would have been like back in the day

Thank Rhonda V
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Interesting museum located in the Old Wentworth Gaol. Well restored prison from colonial days Interesting displays about life in the gaol, stories about bushrangers and history of the local area.

Thank Andy S
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Well preserved and maintained piece of history. We visited on a short stay and pleasantly surprised. A few rooms of old memorabilia to view and purchase. A number of rooms of gaol to view. Read the history to do real justice.

Thank Frank H
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting time at the old Wentworth gaol. It is very small and there are only really 3 buildings to look at, but there are lots of signs around to read to get an insight into the past. The cells are creepy, even more because of the shabby looking mannequins in some of them. If the ghosts don't... More 

Thank duritz1978
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went for a drive to Wentworth from Mildura to see the Wentworth Goal. The displays on the stories about the policeman and the "residents" of the goal were very interesting to read. There are some mock displays setup in the cells - wouldn't want to be in goal there in those days. There was even a separate section for women... More 

Thank Fiona S

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