With a history spanning over 150 years from 1847-1966, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a snap-shot in time of a bygone era. Home to a large display of animatronic models and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into the hardships of prison life.
Viewing this unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts, learning the stories of prison life, and entering the pitch blackness of the dark cell will be certain to send a chill up your spine. Old Dubbo Gaol also holds NSW’s only complete Hangman’s Kit, and a state of the art holographic exhibition which is based on the NSW Executioner Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard and the art of hanging.
For the kids; our exciting Super Sleuth Challenge and many school holiday activities are sure to keep the kids entertained.
Live theatrical performances which occur regularly are fantastic fun ways of getting a first-hand look at prisoners trying to escape.
Group bookings are also available for guided or self-guided tours.
Come relax and enjoy tasting their premium hand picked and traditionally grown wine at Tombstone Estate Vineyard and Rose Gardens, while overlooking the tranquil Old World Rose Garden. They are located just five kilometres from town on the Mitchell Highway, at Basalt Road. They are open five days a week.