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Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
+61 2 6801 4460
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Great History self guided tour

At first a little disappointed that there were no costume or guided tours ... as we had waited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrschucka
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Bendigo, Australia
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Interesting Plus!

Brilliantly preserved sights, interesting stories, exhibits, and tour thrown in. Staff friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoseKJ
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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90 Macquarie St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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+61 2 6801 4460
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first a little disappointed that there were no costume or guided tours ... as we had waited until the weekend to visit as per advertised brochure! We went in anyway with the self guided tour.... lots of information and we enjoyed a good 1.5...More

Thank mrschucka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliantly preserved sights, interesting stories, exhibits, and tour thrown in. Staff friendly and helpful, admission not prohibitive. Very much enjoyed.

Thank RoseKJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the twilight tour as a family (24 people from 1 to 66 years old) and we all agreed it was the highlight of our holiday. I won't say too much about what happens on the tour as it is best to keep it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to arrive in good time to see the performance .. excellent !! Josh and Tyrone on the front counter were brilliant .. very switched on and friendly

Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Old Dubbo Gaol last weekend and were very impressed at how well maintained the site is also how informative and well presented the displays are. Though a bit ghoulish the hangman's story and theater was absolutely fascinating and very well done -...More

Thank rhommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had purchased the twilight tour tickets for the following night which included a day entry for each person on the ticket. A well preserved goal and the self guided tour allowed more free time wander through or stop for longer if wanted at each...More

Thank surprisealot w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's interesting and worth a visit if you have time while in Dubbo - but the costing of the add-on kids activity book was a bit perplexing. After paying almost $50 for a family of five (yes, we're happy to contribute to the upkeep...More

Thank ThreeKidsOnTour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Dubbo Gaol is centrally located in the main street of Dubbo. We parked in the shade behind the shopping centre and took the short stroll to the Gaol. From the moment you enter you feel the history, with the ominous gates and high walls...More

Thank Nic88888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place, lots to learn and see. A great place for the kids to spend some time. Have visited many times over the years and have not been bored when returning.

Thank HappyCamperx4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours. The kids had a sheet with questions to answer so they loved working together to find the answers. Buildings were well maintained.

Thank Jenng888
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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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