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Fannie Bay Gaol

East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+618-8941-2260
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East Point Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting a lot of reading but all good information, amazing history in the place. Lady at front desk was great and full of information. Highly recommend

Thank LynneSusanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good experience of an unadorned historical location. It hasn't been done up, or sanitised in any way. The only additions are the inclusion of informative signage that is excellent. The story of the execution of the taxi driver murderers, in the Infirmary...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being on a ship with 5000 people that spent a day in Darwin on Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, we hired a car and one of the places on our list was Fannie Bay Gaol...All of Darwin knew of the ship coming. We arrived at the...More

1  Thank Gerald E
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This historic prison operated until as late as 1979 and is now a public museum. It is located along East Point road along the way to the East Point Military Museum and worth a stop. You can walk around the grounds, visit some of the...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Had a good walk around, I found the old gallows area was very spooky and sad at the same time. Things were very hard in those days.

1  Thank doreen608
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not a large museum, but is a must see, ver historical, and well set out, drink machines for the thirsty tourist, actually found a relative of a friend pictured at the building where the executions took place the local policeman at that time was a...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was a good visit. We had a walk all around the area. The old gallows building was a very thought provoking look at the past.

1  Thank Roger G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Many of the old building are gone, but the few left standing are very basic prison lifestyle. It shows how tough things were in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Thank TerryScuba
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited the Gaol as a family of 4 adults. Overall it was a very interesting visit. I found the limited information available quite good. Looking forwarded to returning in the future to see the added resourses to improve the place. Really gives an insight...More

1  Thank Paula H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

this was a very interesting gaol took awhile to look at. really enjoyed it and the history of the place.

Thank Jeanette C
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