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Trial Bay Gaol in the Arakoon National Park was established in 1886 as an experimental public works gaol, housing inmates building the local break wall. The gaol closed in 1904 but was reopened during World War 1 to house 550 German male internees. The museum on site now documents and tells the story of these two very different but interesting periods.

Today, this picturesque historic ruin stands as a testament to those who lived and died here, with a museum and memorial for visitors to get a better idea of life in those days.

The museum is open 7 days a week 9am to 4.30pm.

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