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SWAN GUILDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Visit our museum in historic Guildford, a National Trust town.

The Colonial Gaol (Pictured above) was built in stages between 1841 and 1867.  Commencing as a two cell lock-up, it had a larger Magistrate’s room added in 1853.  More cells, and a prisoners exercise yard was added in 1868.  Parts of the Gaol were demolished, commencing in 1917.  Today there are just four cells remaining.

Tours include a visit to the Colonial Gaol, plus a glimpse inside Taylor’s Cottage (Pictured below) , a quaint workman’s dwelling once the home of ex convict Edward Taylor, his wife Emma and their numerous children.

WHERE:   Meadow Street Guildford

TOURS:     Tuesday to Saturday, 10AM to 2PM

COST:        Adults $5.  Children 5 – 12 years $3.  Children under 3 FREE

GROUPS:   School parties and community groups by arrangement.  Discounted rate available.

BOOKINGS:    sghistsoc@bigpond.com  OR telephone 9379 1829