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Unfortunately, the day we were there there was a power blackout due to a storm, but the lady in charge had opened all the curtains and we were able to see pretty well everything - quite a bit of history tied up in what was...More
Been there on a sunny day but as soon as we entered the door, we experienced a cold atmosphere. The ticket's prices are acceptable ($5 for adult and $2.5 with concession). It is a fairly small prison with creepy mannequins inside each cell. There is...More
This was one of our favourite things we did in Albany. The Goal is inexpensive to visit and there is so much to see. Great for kids and people of all ages. Many stories and lots of old antiques to look at! They run night...More
We went to see the Historic Albany Gaol. It was quite interesting. By the way, Gaol in Australia is pronounced jail.
These were the villains, murderers and thieves.
The ones in charge had lots of comfort, but not so for the villains.
We saw lots...More
It is well worth spending time here and getting a feel of when gaols we’re not built for comfort. The broken glass on top of the walls, the cells with no window and one with no light at all. Go along and feel the old...More
Really interesting exhits plus incredibly inexpensive for such a worthwhile experience. Various stories of the past show how we have it so easy today. Being able to be in the cells and prison areas gave you a real feeling for their stories.
What it lacks in size it certainly make up for in quality presentations and information boards. You have access to all parts of the goal including both male and female cells, day rooms, staff quarters,kitchen and bake house. Well worth a visit