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Amazing place we were the “totally blown away”

We had not expected to see so much interesting memorabilia of life in this harsh climate and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria P
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Sydney, Australia
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A must see history lesson

Silverton is a must see place and the gaol is highly recommended if you want to see the complete... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stevemU2954EX
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Flinders Park
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All reviews broken hill on display local history great collection great stop old jail historical items gaol museum couple of hours spent hours there musical instruments hospital equipment few dollars allow plenty of time jam packed shows how early days
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not expected to see so much interesting memorabilia of life in this harsh climate and the life they led in the early years of settlement of the area. It’s a visit you must do in Silverton and allow yourself a little time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Silverton is a must see place and the gaol is highly recommended if you want to see the complete history of Silverston & Broken Hill from Families that owned property, Mining, it's tools & machinery, Goal & whom occupied the cells, Schooling & class photos,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevemU2954EX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great collection of historical items and they have been well set out in various themes among the eighteen rooms. The gaol itself is in great condition and we noticed they were doing a bit of maintenance out the front so we gather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter this old goal turned into a museum you can appreciate the history of Silverton. The people who created this place and daily attend to look after the must see items have done a magnificent job. We were told about this place at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great collection of yesteryear items , wonderful to see Silverton town history & gave us a better understanding of how tough times must have been

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roving533295
Reviewed 30 October 2018

An incredible and varied collection from the early days of the Outback. Do allow a few hours as there is so much to see and take in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trapperphil44
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

What a very interesting place, very informative and well presented. It shows how tough the times were back then, they certainly didn't get the luxuries that the prisoners of modern times do. It's a great tribute to what went on in times gone by, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great look around the Silverton Gaol Museum ! There was so much stuff in there from the local area and local history . But also a lot of colonial, mining and hospital equipment ! Loved the old X-ray machine in the hospital...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank asfletcher
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This australiana museum has something for everyone. Just when you think you've been in all the rooms, more keep appearing! Ladies, check out the cover of New Idea for aprons with French flair - we've come a long way!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KL_CRHunter
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is a great example of a regional NSW museum. Lots of community stories, heritage stories and fun fact! Great collection of local pictures

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank craigl574
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