For a glimpse of what life was like for a prisoner in the 1880s, visit Bridgetown’s Old Gaol.
The site operated as the town’s police station and lock-up from 1880 to 1973.
Step inside and you’ll see an old cell, as well as displays relating to the judiciary and police.
There are also rooms that showcase the old ‘little’ schools, the apple industry and farming.
In addition, visitors will see a blacksmith forge, as well as kitchens and laundries of the past, plus medical and hospital artefacts and a butcher’s cart.
The Bridgetown Historical Society puts on changing displays three times a year. These displays feature aspects of Bridgetown life from over the years.
The Old Gaol is situated in the historic part of the town with the remnants of the first courthouse to its left and the police housing to its right. All of these buildings are on Hampton Street.
The Old Gaol is open from 10am to 2pm every Saturday and staffed by volunteers. Groups can book to visit by appointment.