Planning Your Visit

VISITING US

Our museum attraction includes a Colonial gaol, Taylor’s Cottage, and an outdoor Wash House (laundry).  Tours are conducted each Tuesday to Saturday, between 10am and 2pm.   EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience.  The Colonial Gaol is facing Stirling Square, next door to the Swan Valley Visitors’ Centre.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

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.

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

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 here, turn to your left and proceed along James Street.  At the railway crossing turn left into Meadow Street.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

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

SMARTPHONES

The Colonial Gaol is highlighted with a brown visitor attraction dot and information on Google maps.

SIGNAGE

Look for the large “Guildford Gaol open”  sign displayed at the front of the building during opening hours.

Interpretation panels are located throughout the historic precinct (Part of the Guildford Heritage Walks).

PARKING

Two hours free parking is available in the public car park adjacent to the Colonial Gaol entrance.  Some street parking in Meadow Street may also be available.

ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH 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 gaol cells is narrow, and doorway heights are low.  Signage in this area advises visitors to “Mind your head”.   Due to the confined space, wheelchairs are not able to negotiate to the gaol cells.  However, there are other areas in the building 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 in places, with small rises at the threshold of internal doors.  This means that 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.

Wash house:  Pathways leading to the wash house enable a safe approach to the site.  The concrete floor in the wash house is uneven, making it necessary to exercise due care 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.  Public toilets are open every day from 9am to 4pm, except Christmas Day.

 

CONNECT WITH US

Our Headquarters:  Judy Hamersley House, 119 Swan Street Guildford

Phone:  (08) 9379 1829

Email:  sghistsoc@bigpond.com

Website:  https://www.swanguildfordhistoricalsociety.org.au

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sghistsoc