Newcastle Gaol

Location: 7 Piesse Street, Toodyay, WA,6566

Step into the era of Moondyne Joe, Western Australia's most famous bushranger.

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Description

Less than an hour here can transport you back one hundred and fifty years! Enjoy the authentic surroundings and original artefacts...Have fun exploring the tiny cells...Wander through the old Police stables ...Retrace Toodyay's colourful past...will you discover some secrets?

Constructed using convict labour in the 1860s, the old Gaol is a stone and mortar building built in response to the repeated escapes made from the town's old lock-up by Moondyne Joe (Joseph Bolitho Johns), Western Australia's best known bushranger. Visit the Newcastle Gaol Museum including Courtroom, Prison Cells, and Police Stables to discover a greater understanding of the nature of European Settlement of the region.

Newcastle Gaol will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day,New Years Day and Good Friday. Monday - Friday: 10am - 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3.30 pm. Group visits by appointment. Admission Fees Adults: $3.00, Family pass (2 adults + 2 children): $10.00, Children under 6 yrs: free

Enquiries & Bookings to Toodyay Visitor Centre-Tel: +61 08 95742435, Fax: +61 08 95742431
Guided tour available (minimum 10 people) weekdays only.

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Directions

Directions: By car or on foot: From Toodyay Visitors Centre turn left along Stirling Terrace past Connors Mill. First left into Harper Street, go under the railway bridge and turn left at the T junction. Follow the road around a corner and go straight across the crossroads into Clinton Street. Newcastle Gaol is on your right with free parking beside and across the road.
By rail: Turn left on leaving the station, follow the road around a corner and go straight across the crossroads into Clinton Street. Newcastle Gaol is on your right with free parking beside and across the road.