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Fannie Bay Gaol

East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 2260
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East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 2260
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very interesting place to visit, to see where the prisoners were housed, the kitchen and dinning area and their exercise area, the bath rooms and also where the last one was hung

Thank peggym123456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a self guided walk around the old jail yards. Very interesting info, unknown to most people. Well worth a look for the info provided.

Thank joellenf910
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting. Upon entering I thought the tour wouldn't take long because the facility looks run-down. However, as I read the information signs on my way around, I became more intrigued about the way prisoners were treated way-back-then. The living quarters were not even...More

1  Thank CazzWestleigh
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While our guide showed us around the perimeter of the goal, it was very disappointing that the museum in charge of operating this site made little effort in manning it for public openings.

1  Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting part of a forgotten history. By the time it was built it was at full capacity. It had its own gallows & the last execution was 2 men who killed a taxi driver

Thank samrox5
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fanny Bay Gaol was interesting - well sign-posted and easy to take a self conducted tour - our tour guide should have been removed and someone who was actually interested in Darwin take over - she was a waste of our money and her time...More

Thank Chrissie A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The staff are friendly and helpful and the majority of the goal is accessible. Throughout the grounds and buildings there are some very interesting information boards. The area is well maintained and if you like your history take the time out to visit.

Thank Axell33
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A fascinating insight into earlier-days prisons. The open-air kitchens contrast with the gloomy cells. The last hanging from capital punishment days was here in the gallows room with lots of interesting interpretive displays and documents.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 6 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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
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1 October 2017|
Response from LynneSusanne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not remember we rang the goal to get opening hours