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Newcastle Gaol Museum

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I’ve been visiting Toodyay for years and have never visited. I was looking for things to do in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northam, Australia
via mobile
Well presented and interesting

A great little museum with a lot of interesting displays about the early days of Toodyay, well... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
kerrie g
Perth, Australia
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14 Clinton St, Toodyay, Western Australia 6566, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting Toodyay for years and have never visited. I was looking for things to do in Toodyay with relatives visiting from Texas and came across the Gaol. It has been well restored and was really great that the children were able to have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

A great little museum with a lot of interesting displays about the early days of Toodyay, well presented. The lady who was there when we visited ( I think her name was Michelle) was extremely pleasant and helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Always improving, always interesting. The volunteer staff are terrific. Each cell has good quality historic information. A real sense of local history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AustraliaRuth
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in Australian history, this gives you an upfront and personal exprience. Visiting from Qld, I knew nothing about the convict lifestyle in WA. I learnt what a convict depot was and about Moondyne Joe. Great relics on display and Michelle, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is very simple but is a quite pleasant visit. There are so many old objects very maintained giving a great understated from that time. Should take 1-2 hours to see everything.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VictorH18
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Easy to find (especially after being to the lookout) and a small entrance fee. The museum is well presented and lots of information about the gaol and surrounding history. Walk across the road to the stable blocks and with some equine equipment and accessories on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The Gaol museum at Toodyay is an excellent way to explore what life was like 160 years ago. The displays are good but it was the excellent enthusiastic staff who made our visit such a tremendous day. Definitely worth a visit for a small cost...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 931bazzs
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Worth taking a look and understanding Toodyay history $5 fee for entry or $12 for a family . Lots to look at , I enjoyed the court house , you can take a photo being a criminal and a policeman, the kids will love it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank shazal1
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Took an overseas visitor to learn a little of our past. Where this is situated gives people an insight into past and present living conditions. A small facility which has displays that I found interesting especially the insight from local indigenous people.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MacAttack720
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed looking at this museum. Only cost $3 pp to enter. Lots of interesting things to look at including the story of moondine Joe. The staff member was lovely and full of knowledge. Well worth a visit .

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anwen H
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