Old Dubbo Gaol

Overview

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…

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.

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)

Provide seating in common areas including reception area

Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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