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Old Wentworth Gaol

Beverly Street, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
+61 3 5027 3337
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Good Look At Early Prison History

a good example of an early era country gaol from 1871. Initially prisoners were attached to a heavy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ray F
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Quite interesting

I would not go out of my way to come to this attraction but if you are in the area, it's worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
grammark
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Culburra Beach, Australia
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Beverly Street, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a good example of an early era country gaol from 1871. Initially prisoners were attached to a heavy chain around a tree stump until a properly constructed gaol was built with one section to hold male & the other female prisoners. There was a second...More

Thank Ray F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would not go out of my way to come to this attraction but if you are in the area, it's worth a look. Cheap entry fee ($6 for seniors) and it's an okay slice of 19th century history.

Thank grammark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it isn't very big, it has a lot of interesting history to see and read about in it. Standing in the middle of the yard you get the feel of how it must have felt to be imprisoned there with the high walls surrounding...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shop with lots of bric a brac from earlier days.. Fun tea towels and assorted Aussie souvenirs .. 6 to 8 dollar entry into gaol giving a person much to think about and history of the early days..

Thank K C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great insight into the pioneering days and how those on the wrong side of the law where treated. Quite inhumane by todays standards and a sobering insight into the cruel practices of our forebears. The buildings are in excellent condition and this is a...More

Thank paulen25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This goal (old spelling of jail!) is an interesting place to visit as it is quite small and easily negotiated. It has good displays that show you what life was like for the incarcerated. Display of the local indigenous inhabitants shed light on their culture....More

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This goal was built in 1879 - 1881 and is in remarkable condition. The goal contains cells for men & women, exercise yards, various implements for flogging and other forms of punishment. Other goals within Australia have been modelled on the cells displayed here. This...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Not hard to find. The map shows whats in each building. It was a very hard life for men and women. Women had a small yard and 2 cells that held upto 7 in each cell. A large number where women...More

Thank marija j
Reviewed 11 April 2017

At a small cost this proved to be a very interesting Wentworth attraction. The building is very well preserved and strolling through gives you some insight to gaol life at the time. There were also old wares & souvenirs available for purchase. While in Wentworth...More

Thank sueellen2
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This goal was very well preserved. The kids loved it. It was 'spooky' enough for them too.... a very important aspect when taking kids to view places of the past lol! It is an excellent example of what goals during the time were like. How...More

Thank Fiona H
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Sue L
Can you take dogs along with you?
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
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