Location: Guildford, Perth and Surrounds

Don't miss Guildford's historic Colonial Gaol, the former local lock up for petty criminals awaiting trial or serious offenders awaiting transport to Perth or Fremantle gaols.

A decade after Guildford was settled in 1830 - and following the establishment of three public houses that led to many locals being charged with drunken behaviour - it became evident the town was in dire need of a gaol.

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The gaol was open for business in April 1841 and closed in November 1969. Along the way it housed WA's most famous bushranger, Moondyne Joe, who was caught at the Houghton Winery in the Swan Valley two years after escaping from Fremantle Prison. He was temporarily locked up at the Guildford Gaol, awaiting his return to Fremantle.

Tours are available five days a week!

PLEASE NOTE: Tours are not at set times and there may be a wait time during peak periods.

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Full refund if more than 3 days notice given and a transfer to another date if less than 3 days notice.

We reserve the right to offer alternative accommodation/tour of a similar standard in the case of overbooking or for any reason beyond our control. Please view the operator's cancellation and Indemnity Policy before paying for your booking.

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Note: All Bookings and Referrals made, and all receipts issued, by the Swan Valley Visitor Centre are made and issued expressly subject to the terms and conditions, including the disclaimer, appearing on the City's website at www.swanvalley.com.au.