Fannie Bay Gaol

Opened in September 1883, Fannie Bay Gaol was Darwin's main prison for almost 100 years until 1979, when prisoners were relocated to the correctional facility located in Berrimah.

Now an important historic site, Fannie Bay Gaol attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Male and female prisoners were held in separate buildings from 1928. The female prison block included a small garden designed to keep the prisoners busy. An infirmary was added in 1887, which contained gallows used up until the last executions held in the Northern Territory in 1952. A watch tower, "native section" for Aboriginal prisoners, kitchen mess building, remand section and two maximum security wings were added during the 1950s.

Fannie Bay Gaol

Cnr East Point Rd & Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay

Open 10am–3pm
Wednesday – Sunday
 
FREE ENTRY
+61 8 8941 2260
info@magnt.net.au

Closed Monday–Tuesday.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Function Hire

 

Hold your event of the year at one of Darwin's most unique historic locations.
This iconic space holds up to 500 people and looks out towards the Arafura Sea.

CONTACT

Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
MAGNT acknowledges the traditional owners of country across the Northern Territory and beyond, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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ABN  22 932 713 682

Fannie Bay Gaol