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. Using our online itinerary creator, Dubbo attractions like Old Dubbo Gaol can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very relaxed touring set up. A few interactive displays which were very well done and signage offered a lot of helpful information. Loved the watch tower and gallows, kitchens left a little to the ima...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It was interesting to wander round and see the old prison living conditions. I like the interactive features but I did find the price a little steep for what was there. But all in all a good place to ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We visited here while in Dubbo. I had been here 14 years ago and decided to take my partner and our 3 and 5 year olds to have a look. Located close to the centre of town. We loved all of the history a...  more »
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  • Did the family night tour. Everyone loved it. Definitely the best way to visit the gaol
  • The lady telling stories about the history of the jail was so entertaining.. and the kids loved it!
  • Great place to visit if you are ever in the Dubbo area. True history lesson in Australias brutal early gaol sysrem. You can tske a guided tour or just walk around yourself. Very well maintained and very friendly knowledgeable staff.
  • My second visit after about 20 yrs and it was great to go through then and it's still worth having a look even now. It's part of your history Australia, check it out.
  • Interesting exhibits some with robotic or animated elements with intriguing stories of the criminals of our past.

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