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Telephone:  (08) 9379 1829


The museum is located in Meadow Street Guildford, next to the Swan Valley Visitors Centre. Tours are conducted each Tuesday to Saturday, between 10am and 2pm.   EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience.


Guildford is a 20 minutes drive from Perth CBD via Great Eastern Highway.  Turn right at the traffic lights near the Guildford Hotel, then turn left over the railway crossing into Meadow Street.


At Perth Central Railway on Wellington Street, catch a Perth to Midland train.  Trains run every 20 minutes during the day, and take approximately 18 minutes to arrive at Guildford Railway Station.  From the station turn to your left and proceed along James Street.  At the railway crossing turn left into Meadow Street.


At stops along St. George’s Terrace in Perth catch a Transperth number 36 bus.  Ask the bus driver to stop outside Alfred’s kitchen on James Street.   Proceed to the railway crossing, turn left into Meadow Street.


Two hours free parking is available in a small public car park adjacent to the Gaol entrance.  Some street parking may be available.

Access: Special Needs

Colonial Gaol:  This is a heritage listed site, constructed at a time when building standards were not as stringent as today.  The passageway leading to the cells is narrow, with low doorways.  Signage advises visitors to “Mind your head”.   Due to the confined space, wheelchairs cannot negotiate to the gaol cells.  There are other sections of the gaol that allow safe wheelchair access, including the Justice Room, Day Room and a passageway leading to the exercise yard.

The floorboards in the gaol are uneven, with small rises at the threshold of internal doors.  Due care should be taken at all times, when walking throughout the Colonial Gaol building.

Taylor’s Cottage:  A paved pathway leading up to Taylor’s Cottage makes it easy for visitors to approach the site.  There are small steps at the front and back doors to the cottage.  Wheelchair access into the cottage is not possible.

Wash house:  Pathways leading to the wash house provide a safe approach to the site.  The concrete floor in the wash house is uneven.  Care should be taken in this area.

Public Toilets:  Toilets, including a disabled access toilet are located directly behind the Colonial Gaol.   A baby change table is available in the disabled access toilet.  The public toilets are open each day from 9am to 4pm, except Christmas Day.