Old Dubbo Gaol


The Old Dubbo Gaol was a courthouse lockup in 1847, was proclaimed an official Gaol in 1859 and closed operations as a penal institution in 1966. The Old Dubbo Gaol officially re-opened as a tourist attraction in 1974, and is now 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.

The gaol offers an array of both day and night visiting options, as well as a unique setting for events. Explore the gaol grounds any day except Christmas with a self-guided tour and catch a theatrical display by some of our comical wardens or prisoners. Book in a group or school visit with our fully guided options or enter after hours for a night tour. Click on the above links to find out more!

If you live in the Dubbo Local Government area then your admission into the Old Dubbo Gaol during the day is free. The 'Prisoner 2830' offer means all you need to do is show photo i.d. and you're in Gaol for free! 'Prisoner 2830' is running for a limited time so take advantage of this wonderful offer.


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For information about booking your group for a guided or self guided tour Click Here

The Old Dubbo Gaol also runs tours for school groups

In our fantastic performances and guided tours that suit all ages, assist a prisoner in their daring escape attempt or be treated like a low-life criminal.
Watch our comical characters as they help bring history back to life... 

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Want to go on a spooky night tour of Old Dubbo Gaol? Find out more about our Family and Adult night tours here

Find out about our Easter School Holiday program here

Open daily from 9am - 4pm.

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