Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum

Narrabri's Old Gaol is part of an impressive complex of colonial government buildings which also includes the Office of the Court of Petty Sessions and the Court House.

The architect, James Barnet, also designed the Sydney General Post Office. The gaol opened in September 1882 and operated as such for exactly 100 years. It now provides an interesting insight to how things were in the past. The 'Dalway Collection' donated by Marriot Dalway is, in itself, reason alone to visit the museum.

Members of the Narrabri Historical Society, who run the Old Gaol Heritage Centre, have indexed over 30,000 entries in its family history section.

Tours of the town starting or ending with a visit to the museum can be arranged and are hosted by the members of the Historical Society. (A guide can hop aboard your coach for a small cost).

The Old Gaol Museum is centrally located in the centre of town just a block away from Maitland Street.

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Nearby events

  1. Namoi Carp Muster

    Saturday 09 March 2019 , Narrabri

    The Namoi Carp Muster, hosted by the Narrabri Amateur Fishing Club and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), provides an opportunity for the general public to catch a carp, win a prize, and learn about the importance of protecting…

    09 Mar
  2. Boggabri Drovers Campfire

    Wednesday 24 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Narrabri

    If you own a caravan, motorhome, camper, four-wheel drive, ute, tent or swag, come along to a fabulous fun filled weekend with lots of terrific activities for the whole family. Events at the Boggabri Drovers Campfire Weekend include big…

    24 Apr - 28 Apr
  3. Narrabri Show

    Friday 03 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Narrabri

    Narrabri Show features horse events, wood chopping, cooking, photography, crafts, Sideshows rides, fireworks, trotting, showjumping, harness and draught horse events, barbecue and the Young Farmers Challenge. The Ladies Auxiliary run a…

    03 May - 05 May