Posted: Wed 25th Oct 2023

Ruthin Gaol offering unique Australian experience

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 25th, 2023

How does a trip to Australia sound, good right? Well, it was not so good if you were a convict at Ruthin Gaol!

Ruthin Gaol Museum is offering a truly unique experience on the 2nd of November, to be ‘transported’ back in time. This is a unique opportunity to see and hear the stories of the convicts that were transported to Australia from Ruthin Gaol in the late 1800’s.

Attendees can learn what life was like on the transportation ships and can also hear tales of the fates of many of the prisoners.

The tours will be at 11am and 2pm and attendees will be able to follow the characters around the gaol to hear their stories. This is a fun and informative tour that is suitable for all ages and normal admissions fees will apply.

Philippa Jones, Heritage Site Operations and Development Manager said:

“The whole Gaol team is really looking forward to presenting our Transportation Day once again. We have learned a lot more about the prisoners transported to Australia recently and this day will be a great way to present this to our visitors.”

Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead Member for Welsh Language, Culture & Heritage said:

“This is a brilliant opportunity for people to learn about some of the prisoners’ long journey from our corner of the earth, all the way to Australia. This is a new cell that has only opened this year, I would encourage any history lovers to go along to experience it.”

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/ruthingaol/?locale=en_GB

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