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Hay Gaol Museum

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Step back in time

We visited Hay, a lovely NSW country town and visited the Gaol Museum. This museum has a large... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Greater Newcastle, Australia

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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Reviewed 5 November 2018

It was sooooo interesting - so much reading do to in each room,so don't forget your glasses! Each cell has a different them of artefacts, the gardens are beautiful, and the curator/custodian is incredibly in formative and fair - he didn't lock us in there!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

When we got to Hay Gaol Museum, it was open but no one was on duty. There was an honesty box near the door, which recommended an entry fee of $4. The building dates back to the 19th century and carries with it a whiff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited Hay, a lovely NSW country town and visited the Gaol Museum. This museum has a large variety of memorabilia from machinery to medical instruments. This gaol was also used as a girls home for the most disobedient girls from Parramatta Girls Home from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank clintcassh
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gussgould
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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