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East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8941 2260
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All reviews gold coin donation worth a visit cell blocks small donation self guided tour free entry information boards piece of history interesting place to visit darwin history cyclone tracy gallows prisoners dolls infirmary insight spooky
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Norman E
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Very good value with only a gold coin to get in. The buildings have been renovated but there is still a lot of room for improvement with the information side of things. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Jebbikah
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Took the missus and both of us had a really good time. Very interesting to see how the prisoners were housed. It was good to see the gallows where the last 2 men were hung.

Thank Monty M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank JessVZ
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 28 July 2018

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.

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Thankfully we had an excellent tourist guide to all the amazing destinations in Darwin but managed to find even more because one of our children is living there. Worth a visit.

Thank madfish2016
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A Gaol constructed of mostly corrugated iron to make the prisoners sweat more all races all offenders ended up here harsh conditions for the worst offenders in the NT

Thank Wayne L
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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.
1 October 2017|
Response from LynneSusanne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not remember we rang the goal to get opening hours