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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  • Our whole family enjoyed the goal especially the guide that told us stories about what happened there in the past. Very interesting.  more »
  • We had planned to stop in for a half hour, but stayed for over 3 hours. (and would have stayed longer if we didn't have the kids with us). It was really interesting, and the staff were great too. They...  more »
  • Lots of exhibits and very informative on the history of the goal. Goal “hidden” among new buildings in the Main Street.  more »
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  • We had a wonderful family visit to Old Dubbo Gaol - it's in a great location in the lovely Dubbo Town Centre and really easy to find. The staff were super friendly and knowledgable - one of the highlights was the guided tour recounting tales of convict escapes of the past - do not miss it! We spent ages wandering around and looking at all the exhibits and info - it's really well preserved and the info on display puts you right in the scene of when it was a working prison. A must see when visiting Dubbo!
  • Smallish building with two wings of cells. Some interesting stories and takes on its convict past. If you have an hour or two to kill in Dubbo this could be an option.
  • HIghly recommended to check this place out, there are plenty of stories of how the prisons were run in the 1800's. Our criminals should these days should be happy they weren't born back then.
  • My kids loved it. The show was fun for the younger kids. The tour was informative, we learned about how prisoners broke out of jail and how someone broke in... they a unique small theatre here... even my kids were interested in seating down to listen more about their history.
  • If visiting the goal? Get the guided tour He is very entertaining.

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