Albany Convict Gaol
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Old Gaol information
Opposite the Albany Residency Museum, the 1851 Old Gaol was constructed as a hiring depot for ticket-of-leave convicts. Most were in private employment by 1855, so it was closed until 1872, when it reopened as a civil gaol. These days it’s a folk museum.