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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, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited the Old Dubbo Gaol with family & friends. We enjoyed the interactive show with Tilly the convict & the warden. Our children were in hysterics when they were included (picked on) by Tilly aka convict & the warden. We stayed for the guided tour as well and learnt the history. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The condition of the goal. The stories of the prisoners, which were told via plaques and animated robots. The 15 minute play put on by staff, about a mischievous prisoner named Tilly and a prison guard.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Accessible from the main street in Dubbo the gaol is a great way to spend an hour or two. The movie/diorama is interesting as is the hangman kit on display. Being able to spend time in the cells was a highlight for the children. Very educational and interesting. The minimal entry fee makes the gaol accessible to everyone. A worthwhile... More

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