J WARD LUNATIC ASYLUM
Ararat's Premier Tourist Attraction
At J Ward we welcome visitor comments. This is our best means of checking if our tours suit the needs of our visitors. Some of our Guides jokingly tell visitors that they cannot be released unless they 'sign out.'
Here are some samples from recent pages of the visitors book.
"Tour Guide was excellent. J Ward was very fascinating, with lots of great information. It's the best tour we've ever been on."
- C and G W, South Australia
Very good. Much better than Old Melbourne Gaol."
- W and P B, Cobden
"We've been to J Ward many times, a very interesting but disturbing place."
- E and T D, Camperdown
"Excellent presentation and tour. Guide A1."
- B and J S, Lyndoch SA
"Great, I'll be back to read those inquests."
- A and J Rockbank Vic
"Two hours is not enough, needs a day."
- P G Woori Yallock
"Fascinating - I want to know what's behind the wall in the Old Kitchen too."
- R G Woori Yallock
"Fascinating, and sad."
- G and S B, Lismore Vic.
"J Ward also asks visitors to comment on how they became aware of the Museum."
- Mr. R G