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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  • This is a really well presented museum with some really fascinating stories! I like to meander and gave myself 90 minutes, but I could’ve easily have spent more time reading all of the info that’s... 
    This is a really well presented museum with some really fascinating stories! I like to meander and gave myself 90 minutes, but I could’ve easily have spent more time reading all of the info that’s...  more »
  • Worth visiting to learn about some Australian history and very interesting tales about the attempted and successful escapes. Talk was very infomative and the researcher speaking was quite... 
    Worth visiting to learn about some Australian history and very interesting tales about the attempted and successful escapes. Talk was very infomative and the researcher speaking was quite...  more »
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  • Overall, a very fun place to go for a visit to Dubbo. The price is very affordable and the different displays do a good job of immersing you into what it would be like to be in a jail, especially back in the day. It does have a lot of reading, but that never bothers me in museums and such. Seeing the gallows, seeing who was executed, and having everything displayed was especially eye opening for me I would be tempted to go here again for sure
  • Our family really enjoyed Dubbo Gaol. We booked the twilight tour which also gets you in the day of or the day after the tour. We went the day of which gave us plenty of time to wander around and watch the characters in costume and the escape talk which were great. The twilight tour was awesome and I'd recommend it to to any family with teenagers, it was one of the highlights of our trip!

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