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Old Dubbo Gaol

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Address: 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6801 4460
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Description: The Old Dubbo Gaol is completely restored and home to a large display of...
The Old Dubbo Gaol is completely restored and home to a large display of animatronics and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era of barbaric prison life. Wandering around this unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts, learning the stories of prison life, and spending a moment in the pitch black of the solitary confinement cell, will be certain to send a chill up your spine.
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The gaol is very well maintained, while still giving the historic feel. They do a great job of sharing the stories of the inmates and executioner, all of which are fascinating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The gaol is very well maintained, while still giving the historic feel. They do a great job of sharing the stories of the inmates and executioner, all of which are fascinating and bring the place alive. A lot of other historic attractions could learn a lot from this place.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

$16, maybe $10 would be a better price, but all the same very interesting place to visit, a must see for all travellers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really interesting self guided tour. The hologram display covering the gallows and hangings was really well done and very interesting. Would love to have done one of the night tours, but they had booked out in advance, best to get in early for these. Very well thought out displays and some very interesting history included. The solitary cells are very... More 

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West Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

good interactive "old times" gaoling as it was. Right in heart of shopping centre making good use of holiday time for shoppers/musuem viewers alike.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This relic of the past is eerily a snapshot of the brutality of former times in australian history. We enjoyed reading all about the prisoners and their misdeeds. And their punishment!

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

went with a bunch of younger cousins and they found it boring, so maybe something just for the adults? (depends on the kids I guess) but yeah, I found it quite interesting with plenty to see and look at

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Goal is part of NSW history and well maintained with lots of interesting displays. Located in the city centre is well placed for tourists

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great spot in the centre of town. Well worth a visit. The displays are life-like and share the story in an entertaining manner.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kids and Wife loved it and had a great time - Particularly the interactive work by the staff, Not sure that I would have wanted to do hard time there

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great night out. Vert wheelchair friendly with access ramps. Very informative and the staff where brilliant with the kids. Sneaky little buggers as well. Made me jump a few times.But that's exactly what I was expecting. Thanks guys

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Additional Information about Old Dubbo Gaol

Address: Address: 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6801 4460
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Dubbo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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