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Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
+61 2 6801 4460
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Dubbo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Old Dubbo Gaol is completely restored and home to a large display of animatronics and holographic displays which provide a realistic and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We have visited many such jails. The Dubbo although small is intact. You are able to experience quite well how prisoners of the 19th century were treated. There is a hologram experience which is well worth viewing. Being a small jail is an advantage as it can be experienced without excessive walking. The welcoming attendant was brilliant, full of enthusiasm... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit and get a different history on Dubbo, worth a look when you are in Dubbo, located in Macquarie Street

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic and informative for children and adults. Make sure you join a tour / story telling and then just wander around on your own.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Small place but plenty of stories to be told about this place and well worth the visit there in my opinion. Long history too.

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Fairfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Liked this place with it's interesting history and background. Couldn't believe how many people they have hanged here.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was interesting. They are putting in lots of effort to make the place informative, but the construction work (in Oct 2014) meant that lots was closed off.

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Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

not a preplanned activity but very glad we decided to go. the lady in the admissions was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was reminded of how hard life was back in the early days and how much life has improved would recomend to others to take in this historic goal

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You wouldn't want to miss this place when you are in Dubbo. Frankly, I am a bit freaked out by the whole prison, it feels so real (which it is) and creepy. We missed the Night Tour, but heard plenty of good things about it. Make sure you call up and reserve if you want to do the NIght Tour.

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Always love visiting the old dubbo gaol.. Great place to take visitor and the animations are a great way to entertain and educate kids and adults alike..

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Another great attraction,you can go through quickly or take the day, a lot to see, especially if you are a history lover.

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