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Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
(02) 6801 4460
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Dubbo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see how prisoners were treated in the old days. Glad I was never a resident. It's a good self tour and some audio along the way made it even more interesting. Spooked by the solitary confinement cell, and the condemned prisoners cell. Could spent a good hour here. Tours are available. Worth a visit.

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Pomona, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A great place to visit and the staff is outstanding and friendly. Locals go in for free, we as visitors could have gone in for free as we have our son and his family living there but we paid because it is very important for future generations that these sort of historic places keep on existing therefore $15 for an... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a self tour of gaol of years gone by, located in the Main Street of Dubbo, it is an interesting place to visit. There a several audio and visual displays with a hologram in one room. Whilst not advertised, ask about a NRMA discount.

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OldDubboGaol, Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The reason the NRMA discount is not advertised is due to the discount being discontinued at Old Dubbo Gaol. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you. More

Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Interesting enough, really enjoyed learning about the gaols history & all the stories that came with it. Just found some of the exhibits a bit on the old side (wear and tear) $30 for two adults and we had walked around in just over half an hour, felt it was a little bit over priced.

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OldDubboGaol, Manager at Old Dubbo Gaol, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we have taken your suggestions into consideration and hope to see you again next time you are in Dubbo. More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was very much a last minute decision to visit the Gaol when we found we had some spare time to fill and we were very pleasantly surprised. Very interesting and eerie place to visit. Well worth it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to Dubbo and decided to spend a bit of time at the old Gaol. Both my partner and I were amazed by how fun the attraction is and how much you learn about it. There are a couple of parts that are a bit scary (the solitary room, which had no light in it), and felt weird when... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went to see the gaol on my own whilst in Dubbo for work. I had some down time between client meetings so thought I'd take a look. I was meaning to visit it on a previous trip to Dubbo. It's easy enough to walk past as it's tucked down a little alley off the main road. There is a... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went to the Old Dubbo Jail about 4 pm, with just an hour til they closed. It is very well done, with voice activated 'prisoners' in some of the cells. It showed very clearly the terrible conditions and treatment of prisoners during the term of the use of the jail - cold, spartan, and brutal. The reason I mentioned... More

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Singleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great way to spend 1 1/2 kids enjoyed it. Disappointed that some activities only for nsw public school holidays.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We found a number of the interactive exhibits weren't working. Some of the exhibits were not suitable for our young boys. (aged 5 and 18months) so we skipped past them. A bit over priced for the quality of the exhibits.

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