Old Gaol Museum and Craft Centre
Established in 1856 at a cost of $1240 the Old Gaol was originally built as a convict hiring depot. The first 20 convicts sent here from Fremantle built their own quarters and those of their warders.
When the goal closed in 1984, with the opening of a new facility at Greenough, it had served the Mid West region for 128 years and became the second longest serving gaol in Western Australia (after Fremantle).
Today the building houses locally made art and craft.
The Old Gaol is located at 84 Chapman Road, within the Bill Sewell Complex. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm and every second Sunday of the month from 8am to 12pm.
Tours operate every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. Booking is not essential. Donations welcome.
(Please note that during Summer Months the Old Gaol may be closed and tours will not operate).