Old Dubbo Gaol

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Where History Comes to Life.

Wander through the historic grounds of Old Dubbo Gaol where origins of a courthouse lockup in 1847 evolved over time as the town and region grew alongside the crimes brought about by greed, hunger and poverty. The latest exhibitions are immersive displays that share stories of suffering and loneliness for even the most hardened criminals. Walk alongside the gallows gallery to see the extensive collection of hangman’s kits overlooking the condemned prisoners’ whose crimes sent them to the gallows.

Their captivating theatrical performances and daily talks take a comical spin on the hardships of penal life to inspire curious minds through stories of botched breakouts and adventurous feats in their efforts to reclaim freedom.

If it’s After Dark entertainment you are seeking our guides will put the hairs on the back of your neck on edge, are you brave enough? The Twilight Tour is fun for all the family while Beyond the Grave will explore the dark cells by torchlight.

Be sure to check our websites for times around our performances, especially around school holidays and long weekends.
Keep a lookout for our imposing gates, throughout 2022 changes are happening at our entrance so please understand as they work through this construction phase.


Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


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


From AU$18.50

General Admission
Adult: $22.50
Senior/Concession: $18.50
Student (16 years above): $18.50
Child (4 to 15 years): $8.00
Child (under 4 years): Free
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children): $55.00
Extra Child (4 to 15 years): $7.50

All prices are AUD

Trading Times

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

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