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Not much to it and a bit basic at the moment but a great piece of history and some really interesting facts about the place. Also very hot with little shade. Worth a look though for a gold coin donation.
An interesting place to see where criminals were detained and the last hanging took place in 1952. There are many add ons since the original goal was built, and the guard towers, some buildings and fencing was destroyed during Cyclone Tracy. A recommended place to...More
Would definitely recommend a visit, very very interesting. I thought the gallows were incredible, and how the prisoners were kept and treated (men and women together for quite some time). How the buildings were built are not what you’d expect from a Gaol either, which...More
Really interesting couple of hours spent here with the kids. For a donation there is some good interpretation signs and both the kids (8 and 10yrs) found it quite interesting. It is a little confronting for them (gallows etc) but nothing is dramatised and they...More
If you've never seen the insides of a prison then this is the place to go. It was a working establishment until recently and stories abound about the activities and who was here and what went on. Good education for youngsters.
Very underrated piece of Darwin’s history. Well maintained buildings that are still being restored. The old block cell block was very interesting, if only the walls could talk. I agree that guided tours would be great, but for a donation entry fee it was excellent.