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Old Newcastle Gaol Museum

The Newcastle Gaol museum was built by convicts over 150 years ago. Inside are displays about Moondyne Joe and colonial life, as well as regularly updated temporary exhibitions.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Prisons

Details

  • Museums:Local History
  • Historical Sites:Prisons
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Newcastle Gaol Museum and Police Stables are part of a complex of buildings associated with law and order.  

Only a 5-10 minute walk from the Toodyay railway station and main street. 

Buildings on-site include the 1865 Gaol, the 1891 Police Stables, the 1907 lock-up and the century old Wicklow Shearing Shed re-located from a nearby farming property.  Also on display are farming implements reflecting the agricultural history of the region.

 

Related

Travelling case; writing
Presentation trowel
leg irons
James Drummond Snr, with grandson James Mackintosh
Connor's Mill
Commemorative trowel
Banksia Formosa specimen; Framed

Location

SCOOP