Feel the history between the walls of the 160-year-old heritage listed Old Courthouse Complex - its story is full of colourful characters, humour, hardship and punishment.
Be guided through one of Busselton’s oldest buildings dating from 1860, including the original Courtroom, Bond Store, Police Station Gaol Cells and Horse Stables. Our friendly guides will keep you entertained with stories of escapees, notorious characters, daily prison life, famous court cases and more!
Imagine yourself being tried in the Courtroom which features the original magistrate’s bench, clerk’s desk, dock, witness stand and public gallery. Get the chills as you walk the dark, cold corridor of gaol cells where prisoners, charged for crimes like petty theft, vagrancy, wife beating or drunk and disorderly conduct were confined.
How to organise your Tour:
All of our tours are customised to suit your visit to the complex, however, bookings are essential and must be made at least a week in advance. Minimum number 4 people.
Phone or email (08) 9751 4651
$10 per Adult
$5 per Child
$25 per Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Education Incursions and Excursions
HASS curriculum linked tours for students of all year groups include role-playing in the Courtroom and visits to the Stables Studios and the Settlement Art Project. Please contact Carol in the ArtGeo office to talk through your individual requirements. Supervising adults must accompany children.
Feel the chills and get the goose bumps on a night tour of the cell block! Please watch the website and facebook page for upcoming night tours at the complex.