Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo

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Old Dubbo Gaol offers insight into bygone era of harsh prison life. Old gallows are still in the courtyard. Holographic displays portray conditions endured by inmates; you will hear and see an animated image of condemned man due for a death sentence. Visitors will small children should be aware that an isolation cell in total darkness may be scary and spooky. Guided tours available at day or night. Plan my day in Dubbo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We loved visiting the gaol! Make sure you do the guided tour - it's suitable for the whole family - informative and funny story telling of escape attempts over the years. You can also explore the pris...  more »
  • A fantastic hour walking through the old gaol. Very good job done in restoring maintaining the gaol, clever info and statues !! Well worth the $17 per adult  more »
  • Very interesting to experience what hardships people faced for minor crimes many years ago. They have presented the various cells with life like figures that talk and tell their story perhaps of what ...  more »
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  • Great historical information and exibits on display. Really captured the attention of visitors and was very interactive and enjoyable aswell as educational
  • If you like history and are interested in crime and punishment, this place is worth a visit. We go regularly, as i love it, as do my children. Free for locals (though i hear that's to change).
  • Quite a bit if history but the displays are in disrepair. Mannequin' s that once moved now look tired and are stationary. The wonder of these places are seeing objects that were used in history or at least the illusion they were the original. Some is original but some is clearly labelled as not. It's a shame when you consider the expensive prices they charge to get in.
  • Staff very pleasent and helpful. Lovely weather and old goal was well presented. A must when in dubbo
  • Quick place to visit and burn an hour. Cool little interactive things to look at.

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