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Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo

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Historic Site
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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  • The jail had so much awesome information, with lots to entertain. Even teenage boy was interested in knowing, what happened in this room? what's that? Oh my gosh, did that actually happen?! I went hom...  more »
  • This is a well presented venue and they have done a good job of making it interesting. There is an interactive presentation on school holidays which the kids enjoy. A good tourist attraction although ...  more »
  • It was a surprise to find the old jail is right in the middle of the main street of Dubbo. We did the self guided tour so could take our time. The interactive wax dummies and commentary are interestin...  more »
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  • Awesome love learning about what happened in the past to all of these criminals, and also seeing what has changed over the years. I love everything about it. I suggest this tourist attraction to people who like learning about the Gaels and what has changed about them. I myself and others have learnt a lot about what happened to these people. One that I really liked was there was this man who was hanged and his head departed from his body his name was Thomas Moore, he was nearly 80 when he got hanged.
  • Doing a bit of a historical tour retracing gggrandfathers who were in gold mining and Cobb and Co coaches. But where was he between 1868 and 1871? Jail is a possibility
  • Must go for the twilight show. The way the show was enacted is awesome and stunning
  • Oh my goodness did we (family of 5) enjoy our visit. The walk through tour is very nice and interesting. Signs are long enough to give the right amount of information and yet concise enough to not get overwhelming. The highlights of the visit (besides the nice coffee shop inside) were the theatrical performances by staff that replace the ordinary guided tours. What a brilliant idea to have an actor dressed as an actual inmate guide you through the place telling stories from his point of view or watch an inmate try and fail to escape and attempt to talk himself out of trouble after getting busted by a guard. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, very informative, very entertaining, very family friendly.
  • It was a good experience. A historical gaol with lots of information, photos, instruments and well maintained buildings.