Built in 1865 out of stone and mortar, the Newcastle Gaol Museum is one of only five remaining convict-built gaols in Western Australia. Take a fascinating journey of discovery with displays that illustrate the history of the whole Toodyay region, as well as the Old Gaol itself.
Each of the cells of the gaol displays individual themes. These include a war tragedy memorial, domestic and childhood memories, as well as the tale of the infamous bushranger Moondyne Joe.
Hear the story of how the gaol was built at the request of the Resident Magistrate who was utterly enraged by Moondyne Joe’s repeated daring escapes from a previous lock-up.
Historic Toodyay is one of Western Australia’s oldest towns and is located less than a one-hour drive from Perth.
Enjoy the fascination of bygone bushranger days… right there at the Newcastle Gaol Museum in Toodyay.