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Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
+61 2 6801 4460
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greeted by the lovely sally who did the 11am speaking tour dressed as a prisoner. walk around at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
oceanroze
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History buffs only

First time returning since I was a kid the only thing that's changed is the price. A little... read more

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Old Dubbo Gaol is a state heritage listed must see. This remarkably complete and intact gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo. This set of 19th and 20th century gaol buildings create a pocket in time, and the experiences within brings history to life. This regional gaol is representative of powerful, surprising and dark moments in Australian prison history. We house important collections such as the hangman's kit and gallows, and unforgettable experiences such as the dark cells and the bird's-eye view from the watchtower. With guided tours, night tours, and theatrical experiences on offer, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a rare piece of history open to explore.
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90 Macquarie St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

greeted by the lovely sally who did the 11am speaking tour dressed as a prisoner. walk around at your own pace or arrive for a very informative tour. She did a great job to continue speaking with kids crying and shouting as she spoke she...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time returning since I was a kid the only thing that's changed is the price. A little expensive for what you get.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed the goal especially the guide that told us stories about what happened there in the past. Very interesting.

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 made it far more enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of exhibits and very informative on the history of the goal. Goal “hidden” among new buildings in the Main Street.

Thank Essendon52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Beyond the Grave ghost tour of Dubbo gaol and was really excited, as I know this tour isn’t run all the time. Our two guides were young guys, who looked like they didn’t really want to be there. There are only 4...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to old Dubbo gaol on way to Canberra was very happy the price of entry Staff were knowledgeable and very nice the layout was an easy walk with lots to see and read

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your in Dubbo, the Gaol is a must. Very informative and really fun for the kids as they get to go into cells and experience the whole Goal. Would definitely recommend

Thank Mell H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Gaol. The information and maintenance of the gaol is very good. The information sheet provided, and the information boards are very good.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit. History brought to life and presented in a very interesting way. Kids were fully engaged (aged 11/14). Escape stories talk was brilliant.

Thank mg0t0
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bosemish
16 January 2017|
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Response from OldDubboGaol | Property representative |
The 'Beyond the Grave' Tour runs during school holidays (usually Monday, Wed & Friday) so we won't have any operating during February. However, if you have a group of 10 people or more we can arrange a special group 'Beyond... More
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Angela W
20 July 2015|
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Response from OldDubboGaol | Property representative |
Hi Angela We usually recommend an hour to go through the site. This is the average time it takes, some people take 45 minutes and others can take up to two hours, it really depends on the person visiting. Once you have... More
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