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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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Located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Boggo Road was one of the most notorious prisons of the Twentieth century. The former prison has reopened as a cultural-heritage tourist attraction which offer tours and events. Through Historical Tours...more
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Annerley Road | Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent The man giving the tour was informative friendly and the way they have retained the original way it was built and usi is amazing

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank blanchsh63
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Blanch, Awesome to hear you enjoyed our tour and tour guide so much! We hope to "lock you up" again sometime. - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Fantastic insight into the history of the gaol and its inmates. Tour guide Kim was great - able to give a great deal of information about the gaol. The Gallows Exhibition is definitely worth looking at. Would definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Toni H
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Toni, Kim will be excited to hear she was mentioned in a review again! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed both the History Tour and the Gallows Exhibition with us. We hope to "lock you up" again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a good idea to visit for a look into one of Brisbane’s iconic jails. The history oozes out of the walls and if you close your eyes and soak in the atmosphere then it enhances the whole experience. This one is good for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank leonnejohan
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Leonne, We loved reading your review! Thank you so much for leaving such an amazing one for us. We love to hear how much people enjoy our tours. We hope to "lock you up" again sometime soon! - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My mum and I did the Halloween Ghost and Gallows tour (something we'd been talking about doing for years) and had such a fantastic time. The ticketing guy was awesome and hyped the group up as we all arrived/ checked in, then our tour guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank owlineedislove
BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi there, Happy to hear both you and your mum enjoyed our Halloween Ghosts and Gallows Tour! We look forward to "locking you up" on our daily public History Tour! - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went on a night ghost tour of the old Goal. Guide has lots of info about the place. They tell you the history of the place and some ghost stories. You get a tour of the cells out door areas courtyards...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Pat, Awesome happy to hear you enjoyed our Ghosts and Gallows Tour! We hope to "lock you up" again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Oh you just MUST do this !!! .. the tour is STUNNING and totally captivating. Yes you can do all sorts of tours, but loved the ESCAPEE tour. Very well presented

Date of experience: October 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi there, Reading your review was awesome! We are happy to hear your absolutely loved our Escapes Tour! We would love to "lock you up" again sometime, perhaps on one of our other tours? - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Brilliant! A great way to spend a few hours. The gaol has a fascinating history and the tour, and it's guides (we had Kym) were brilliant. Highly recommend this to both Brisbane locals and tourists. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Grant, We thoroughly enjoyed reading your review and awesome to hear you loved our tour and our tour guide Kim! We hope to "lock you up" again sometime in the future! - Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Great to hear the first-hand experience of our guide Kevin - lots of interesting stories and insights. Kim's tour of the gallows exhibition was great too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Katy, Awesome to hear you loved hearing about Kevin's experiences working at Boggo Road Jail and that you enjoyed Kim's Gallows Exhibition tour! We hope to "lock you up" again sometime! - Boggo Road Gaol team

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Did the historical tour, Kim the guide was great, informative and pitched it right, just about suitable for a 9 year old, as could be quite confronting, a must do, will go back but for one of the older 15 plus tours ,

Date of experience: October 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Simon, We are glad to hear your enjoyed our tour. Kim will be happy to hear she got a personal mention as well! We look forward to "locking you up" again! Regards, Boggo Road Gaol Team

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

As the main Brisbane’s women and later men prison, this place has an interesting history. The tour leader enthusiastically explains this history and lets you explore the rooms. Some rooms have graffitis from previous inmates. Overall, this is a nice place to visit in Brisbane...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BoggoRoadGaol, Public Relations Manager at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Behrang, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our History Tour! We hope to "lock you up" again sometime perhaps on one of our specialty tours! Regards, Boggo Road Gaol Team

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sandieBrisbane
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You should have no problem walking around the site and I am fairly positive that the guide will accommodate you should you have any concerns.... The only obstacle you may encounter which will definitely be not of bounds is... More
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