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The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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Address: 267 Lower Stirling Tce | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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The Old Albany Goal

An amazing old building, full of history and sad stories. You must visit this place. Some of the exhibits are so life like it is scary. I revisit this place often

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Albany, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 has been heard in the gaol and the interesting history of some of the prisoners.... More 

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing old building, full of history and sad stories. You must visit this place. Some of the exhibits are so life like it is scary. I revisit this place often

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convict gaol and museum are easily accessable down near Princess Royal Harbour. There is plenty of free parking at the door step. The museum is very well set out and beautifuly preserved. The sinage is excellent including the extensive section on "Was this Jack the Ripper". Take the time to read all the detail of this increasing story.

Thank 382albert
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting museum illustrating the convict history of Albany. The building itself was built by the convicts and each section is well documented and displayed.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks can be deceiving from the outside this place appears rather small, once inside however keep looking as there doors to other treasures. Great local info on the towns past and worth the visit.

Thank MacAttack720
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Called in before we were leaving Albany. The lady at the front desk was very informative and told you the history of the Gaol with good stores. Only $5 entry fee and worth seeing.

Thank JazzbabyAustralia
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband, myself and our 16 year old son all enjoyed visiting this piece of Albany history. Do allow at least an hour to read the stories of inmates and visit all the cells and rooms in the goal. The volunteer at the fromt desk was very helpful and told us some stories of ghosts and odd feeling in some... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Was not a very good information talk by the lady who was at reception....didn't really understand half of what she said...not good for tourists from different countries to understand her at all.

Thank theramble
Leeds England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a cold day so wanted somewhere inside and we chose this attraction. It was creepy in parts with the dummies they'd strategically placed in the cells. Another good attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a great night Tour! The hosts made all the difference with dramatic interactions. It is sometimes hard to please teenagers and adults alike but we all agreed this was awesome!!!

Thank Leslie S

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