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Old Dubbo Gaol

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This is a great view back in our history and a must on any visit to Dubbo. The museum is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyn M
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Darwin, Australia
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We came here for the night tour which also gave us a "free" pass back in either the day of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MattMonty88
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Sydney, Australia
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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...more
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90 Macquarie St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great view back in our history and a must on any visit to Dubbo. The museum is well maintained and the exhibits are explained in detail. The records show photos of all inmates and relate their crimes, some of which did not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lyn M
OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Lyn. The Gaol was definitely a horrible place to be if you were a law breaker but its history now teaches a valuable lesson. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time learning Old Dubbo Gaol's history. Kind Regards, The Old...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with the family on a trip to Dubbo, and remember having fond memories from when I was a kid living in Dubbo over 25 years ago. Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for kids 16 and up, $6.50 for 4-12 years. For us,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to the Old Dubbo Gaol. We do agree that some of our displays are getting quite dated but fortunately we have recently applied for and won funding to updated the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see an old gaol. Some of the 'wax' models are a bit dodgy. People are friendly and helpful. It is situated right in the centre of town and your entry is for the day, so you can come and go more than once.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Our mannequins are getting quite old but with recent grant funding we are hoping to rectify this soon. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our Gaol and the town surrounding. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for the night tour which also gave us a "free" pass back in either the day of the night tour or following day. I went with my partner, mother in law, 8 y.o daughter and 11 month old son. We all thoroughly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MattMonty88
OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Matt, we are always happy to hear that visitors have enjoyed their experience. Glad to hear your little one also enjoyed the Night Tour and had fun in the Gaol. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit and the guide was awesome. Very funny and had lots of interesting stories. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour of Old Dubbo Gaol and that our guide kept you entertained. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a breif visit to the Gaol. Great if you are interested in history. They offer some tours and activities if you are there at specific times. We would have stayed longer except for the extreme heat that Dubbo was experiencing. Best to park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Elisabeth, we are glad you were able to endure the heat long enough to visit us. Hopefully the heat didn't affect your stay in Dubbo too much. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit while in Dubbo. Situated in the Main Street it is a really good look at the past & the tour is excellent.

Date of experience: January 2019
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Old Dubbo Gaol. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dubbo Goal is in the middle of Dubbo town; among the shopping center and access to parking is no issues at all. Tour guides are amazing, great knowledge of in-depth historic information and the length of the tours are worth what you pay for. Lucky...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review JantiBasha, we will be sure to pass on your review to our guides and we are happy to hear they made your visit a good one. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much information given about the Gaol nor the prisoners Didn't have the option of watching the Video Didn't go into most cells and it was suppose to finish at 8pm and it finished at 7.45pm, obviously they couldn't be bothered doing the whole tourMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kel S
OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kel, we are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the tour. If you would like to get in contact with us by email at odg@dubbo.nsw.gov.au or call us on (02) 6801 4460 so we can work out how to fix this for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Dubbo on a Monday, we had already tried to visit the Cultural centre and the Royal flying doctors museum, but both were closed mondays . We were relieved to find the Gaol opened and were welcomed by a lovely young lady who gave us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NicBees
OldDubboGaol, Guest Relations Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review NicBees, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Old Dubbo Gaol. We pride ourselves on our friendly and knowledgeable staff and are glad that helped you enjoy your time here. Kind Regards, The Old Dubbo Gaol Team

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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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