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Hay Gaol Museum

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Only $4 to get in and an honesty box. A good collection of old typewriters, kitchen equipment, farm... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
jenny d
Launceston, Australia
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This is interesting in reading the history of the place but the on the whole it's a bit of a mish... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Graeme B
Victoria, Australia
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Church Street, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Only $4 to get in and an honesty box. A good collection of old typewriters, kitchen equipment, farm machinery, cameras, hospital equipment etc. 1 room was set up still as a girl's room in the institution. There was also a beautiful old house with big...More

Thank jenny d
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is interesting in reading the history of the place but the on the whole it's a bit of a mish, mash of different things. We found the best part was the oldest aboriginal canoe the best and most interesting part of this place.

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great place. Honesty system. $4 a person. Would pay more. Very well presented. A great walk back in time. Plenty of history. Make sure you walk around the back of the goal and check out the old farm machinery and cars.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Goal. Cheap admission. Lots of interesting stuff to look at, even the kids loved wandering around looking at all the old things. The gardens are well maintained. Something interesting to be learned for all ages!

Thank Clint-Cass H
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This provided a history of the use of the building from a gaol and later a gaol for girls. Contains memorabilia of communications to farming. Worth a visit.

Thank Brenton E
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Did a stopover in hay with the family on the was to broken hill. Hay is a wonderful town with plenty of historical sites to see. We ended up visiting the Hay Goal Museum, kids had a great time running around and learning local history....More

Thank 910gusg
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The Hay Gail museum is well maintained. The museum is clean and provides good details of those period of years. There are antiques for us to see and to learn how were their life at that time.

Thank Udsanee K
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It has the history of the gaol and subsequent usage, as well as the history of Hay - but presented in the hall of the gaol with the usual country knickknacks piled in the cells. Also a lot of rusting farm equipment outside the gaol...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 17 November 2017

With family being involved with this facility it was good to walk down memory lane with extended family. Unfortunately it is unmanned so explanations can be somewhat ambiguous

Thank Farmdent
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Another site in Hay well worth a visit, doesn't take too long, but good to see how the inmates were taken care of.

Thank turoar
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