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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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  • Great display of local history. Staff were informative and helpful. Buy a bottle of Dubbo Dust to support the local Lions Club.  more »
  • One of the few places where you can get to see how hard it was to be a guest of her Majesty for any length of time, but can thankfully get out without good behaviour. Take the kid's, as it is a real e...  more »
  • This is best viewed with a tour guide. It is informative and interesting with an insight into Australia's past  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.