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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  • Enjoyed learning about this important part of Australia history on our recent trip to Dubbo, worth a visit  more »
  • Built right in the heart of Dubbo is the old gaol. Although not huge it is an inexpensive insight into the past of Dubbo. They don’t have guided tours as such but a “guide” who tells stories of the pe...  more »
  • If you have an hour or so to spend this place is well worth the visit. Fascinating old architecture mixed with a bit of a feeling of 'glad it wasn't me in here'. Staff are friendly and helpful and the...  more »
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  • A very educational yet fun to visit for the entire family. Our little kids enjoyed it as much we did. It is also very convenient destination to visit as it is in the heart of Dubbo. The staff were very inviting and friendly, the performances were fun, interactive and great for the kids. We, including our kids, learnt a lot about prison life in the past and learnt Dubbo as a growing city. The gaol is small however it took us just over 2 hours to complete a self-guided tour in a leisurely pace; which also included watching a performance (10AM at the day of visit). The displays are informative and interactive, and the gaol looks very well maintained. We had a memorable and fun experience at Old Dubbo Gaol. For a small gaol, there was a lot to see and learn, even for young kids. It is a highly recommended visit whilst at Dubbo.
  • Really well preserved gaol with lots of interesting information about the history of place, dating back to the 19th century. Great way to spend an hour or so.
  • A excellent history lesson for both granddad and the grandsons. Plus a nice bit of theatre from the "Guard and the Prison" segment.
  • Visited this Gaol under a hot day (35 degree) but I still enjoy this tour. Small gaol (good enough compared with the population at that time) but story-telling. A must go for everyone... not for prison, but visit!
  • Excellent we did the 6:30 night tour and it was fantastic it really made our trip to dubbo The tour guides / actors were great they were in full uniform and funny and great with the kids
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