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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
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+61 8 8941 2260
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"gold coin donation"
in 26 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"cell blocks"
in 4 reviews
"small donation"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 6 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 5 reviews
"darwin history"
in 6 reviews
"wet season"
in 8 reviews
"cyclone tracy"
in 7 reviews
"gallows"
in 44 reviews
"prisoners"
in 60 reviews
"dolls"
in 37 reviews
"infirmary"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was under repair when I went there but what I could see was great. Lots of information on how it was run and what happened there. worth a visit

Thank H7342JAkathym
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the main road, the Fannie Bay Gaol is a really interesting sight to visit, seeing how the prisoners lived in Darwin and the gallows that were used to hang the last two infamous prisoners. Some of the old buildings are currently (April 2018)...More

Thank Carmel F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very informative and interesting piece of Darwin’s history. The gallows were spine tingling. Great to spend a few hours looking at how this gaol was run until quite recently.

Thank leethomo
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

While out at Parap Markets we stopped in at the Fannie Bay Goal. Yet again more history of Darwin for everyone to view. Not for those not intrested in history or expecting state of art experience. There is limited information but intresting none the less....More

Thank Samlew71
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Good job it was free to get in as it was very disappointing! Spent less than than 15 minutes on site as there was very little to see. The only thing of interest was the gallows building.

Thank APPPbeccles
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting look back at what people were locked up in. The gallows were interesting even though they were only used twice for all the construction. The dorm area was closed due to lead paint clean up so we couldn't see those but everything else was...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Fanny Bay Gaol is a great little attraction. Although quite a bit of it is out in the sun, so be aware if you go in the heat of the day. The facilities are well maintained and the signs informative and interesting. Don't go expecting...More

Thank Moosetash
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

There is so much history here that it takes more than an hour to really glean all the facts. From the last hanging to Cyclone Tracy and much more. It sits in an unasuming spot, just opposite a popular cafe'. There is parking there and...More

1  Thank Maureen K
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have a love for old gaols - this was no different. Self guided tour. Donation to enter Very interesting, informative sign posts Beautiful setting at Fannie Bay

Thank Annelise B
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Was good to see, interesting to see what it was really like back in the day. but not too much about, was dark in some places, lighting not very good.

Thank morsey13
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Leanne D
2 March 2018|
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Response from Moosetash | Reviewed this property |
The cost is by donation, not sure about the opening times, sorry.
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Lyndalove48
1 October 2017|
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Response from LynneSusanne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not remember we rang the goal to get opening hours
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