Old Geraldton Gaol 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.

Today the building houses locally made art and crafts.

Old Geraldton Gaol

Discover the history of Geraldton's former gaol and whilst there check out the diverse range of local arts and crafts at the Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre. Take a guided tour of the buildings, discovering the role the gaol played in the state's history. Originally a hiring depot for convicts and gaol, the building was constructed in 1858 and was in operation until the late 1980s.

At the completion of your tour spend some time perusing the eclectic arts and crafts available for sale from many of the talented locals. The Old Gaol Craft Centre forms part of the Bill Sewell Complex, a magnificent group of buildings, one of which operated as the Victoria District Hospital for many years.

Open Times

Monday to Saturday

10am to 3pm

Every second Sunday of the month

8am to 12pm

Entry by Donation


Call: 1800 353 389

Old Gaol

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