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 Historic Albany- come and visit our past!

Historic Albany - come and visit our past!

The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

Fully restored, the Gaol is a complex of men’s cell blocks and some warders' quarters, built in 1852 for Imperial convicts shipped to WA as artisans and skilled labourers.

Women’s cells, the Great Hall and more warders' quarters were constructed of brick between 1872 and 1875. At this time the complex was also used as a colonial prison.

The Gaol was last used as a police lockup in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Extensive restoration from 1989 to 1996 returned the Gaol's condition to its original state. Cells, warders' quarters and the Great Hall contain displays pertinent to the times and usage of these stark quarters.

Facilities

    Tours (self-guided, unless by prior arrangement)
    Night tours and venue hire
    Partial wheelchair access to most areas
    Postcards and souvenirs
    Books of historical interest for sale


    If you would like to enquire about a guided tour for a group of seven or more persons at concessional rates, please complete our Group Tour Enquiry Form HERE. We will get back to you as soon as possible regarding cost and availability.


Open 10 am to 4 PM daily
Open From 1 PM ANZAC Day
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Location
267 Stirling Terrace (cnr Parade Street), Albany, Western Australia.
 Phone 0457 731 734

Admission Prices
Adult $5.00
concession $2.50
Child $2.50
Family $12.00
Children under 6 years free