The Old Goal was constructed in 1880 by James Gibbs with the Police Quarters being constructed in 1907.ᅠ Both buildings are constructed from brick and iron and are typical of government buildings of the period.

The original building consisted of two cells, a storeroom, kitchen, exercise yard, office, two lobbies, and two police living rooms. The gaol was used until 10th April 1970.

You can view the inside of the gaol every Saturday 10am to 2pm whenᅠa Bridgetown Historical Societyᅠvolunteer will be able to answer your questions. Special appointment can be made to view the OldᅠGaol mid week by contacting the Bridgetown Visitor Centreᅠandᅠthey will try and arrange for a Historical Society volunteer to show you through.


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