Old Dubbo Gaol

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Old Dubbo Gaol is a state heritage listed must-see. This remarkably complete and intact gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo. This set of 19th and 20th-century gaol buildings create a pocket in time, and the experiences within bring history to life.

This regional gaol is representative of powerful, surprising and dark moments in Australian prison history. They house important collections such as the largest collection of Hangmans ropes in Australia, and unforgettable experiences such as the eerie silence of the dark cells and the bird’s-eye view from the watchtower.

With guided tours, night tours, and theatrical experiences on offer, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a rare piece of history open to explore.

Twilight and Beyond, the Grave Night Tours, run during NSW school holidays. Bookings essential.


Carpark Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Pet Friendly Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


From AU$17.00

General Admission
Adult: AUD21
Senior/Concession: AUD17
Student (16 years above): AUD17
Child (4 to 15 years): AUD7.50
Child (under 4 years): Free
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children): AUD52
Extra Child (4 to 15 years): AUD7

Trading Times

Check In: 9:00 am
Check Out: 4:30 pm

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