Old Dubbo Gaol Dubbo
Where are we going today?
"Where do you want to go today kids? Gaol?"
No kids, we don't mean REALLY going to stay in a gaol - just visit one!
Old Dubbo Gaol is a fascinating insight into 19th century prison life in Australia. The completely restored historic gaol is the perfect way for kids to learn what life would have been like for those inmates.
As you walk around, you can experience animatronics and holographic displays which give you a realistic insight into this bygone era!
Spend some time walking around their unique collection of historic buildings and artifacts, and hear some pretty harrowing and interesting tales of prison life!
You might even want to spend some time in the pitch black solitary confinement area - certainly to send that chill up your spine!
The way to see the gaol is a self-guided tour, and perhaps you might catch some of the characters in costume that can interact with you and let you know know fun facts and stories! You can explore the grounds, and check out all of the displays, and maybe even run into the ghost of the gaol! spooky! It's also amazing to see some original artifacts in person - can you imagine the people that would have actually used them?
Do you dare to experience Old Dubbo Gaol at night? Boo...we dare you! See the gaol in a whole other light, with night tours perfect for those older kids, and family friendly twilight tours for those smaller kids (a little less scary for them!)
So step back in time with this fascinating historic family day out in Dubbo! Old Dubbo Gaol will certainly make kids think twice about missing their homework!
Be good kids!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$15 self guided tours
- Children$12 (over 16) / $5 (4 to 15) self-guided tours
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
9am - 4pm daily
7 days a week, except Christmas Day
They love having students with them, so why not book a guided tour (including the twilight tours!) and give the kids a hands on learning experience for themselves!.
There are plenty of places to enjoy some foods in Dubbo! pick something up before you head to gaol! .
Any Top Tips?
Check out the times of the guided tours so you don't miss out! .
Doing our bit
The gaol really preserve this amazing part of Australian history, and take care in all of their displays .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call if you have special needs to see how they can help .
The family twilight tours are 1.5 hours in length, and cost $20 to $25. Great for the family and only run in the school holidays.
What people are saying?
by LINDA SCHRADER
We did the family twilight tour & it was a great experience for the kids (12 & 9). An interesting look at some of our penal history.
by quinn west
I believe that it is a great part of Dubbo's history. With the tours in the day and the really late night tours, you would feel how it was to be in there.
by Joshua Luke Parris
by A Google User