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Self Guided Tours

Available everyday between 9am and 4pm

A Self Guided tour allows you to gain an in-depth insight into the penal system of the 1800s. Explore the restored gaol grounds, new displays and experience the harshness of prison life as you travel back in time. Meet, hear and see the Condemned Man, the Ghost of the Gaol and view original and rare Gaol artefacts.

This Self Guided tour takes about an hour, but you are free to stay as long as you like. No bookings required.

Adult $17.50 
Concession/Pensioner $14.00
Student (16 Years & Above) $14.00
Child (4 to 15 Years) $5.50
Child (Under 4 years) Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) $41.00
Extra Child (4 to 15 Years) $5.00


Characters in Costume & Guided Tours*

Experience life behind the gaol walls with our many different characters. Be berated by one of the strict wardens, or pick-pocketed by our cunning prisoners. Learn the escape stories that are embedded in the Gaol's history and spend some time in solitary confinement. No matter what, it’s ensured you and your family will enjoy their time being locked up with the prisoners and wardens of the Old Dubbo Gaol.

NSW School Term

Monday to Friday: Guided Tour - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: Characters in Costume- 10am & 2pm | Guided Tour - 11am & 3pm

NSW School Holidays

Monday to Sunday:  Characters in Costume- 10am & 2pm | Guided Tour - 11am & 3pm

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to Characters in Costume to ensure you don't miss out on the fun! 

*Weather Permitting and subject to change at any time. No bookings required. 


Prisoner 2830

If you live in the Dubbo Local Government area then your admission into the Old Dubbo Gaol during the day is free. The 'Prisoner 2830' offer means all you need to do is show photo i.d. and you're in Gaol for free! 

'Prisoner 2830' is running for a limited time so take advantage of this wonderful offer. This offer is not valid for special events at the Old Dubbo Gaol.

View some scenes from our Tours and Characters in Costume below. Please click on an image to start the gallery 

Have a laugh at the WardenPlotting an escapeSlow walk up the Gallows



The entrance to the Old Dubbo Gaol is located just off Macquarie Street, near the old clock tower and across the road from Woolworths

Untitled Document Opening Hours

9:00am to 4:00pm everyday (except Christmas Day)

Contact details

90 Macquarie Street,  Dubbo NSW 2830
Phone:   (02) 6801 4460
Fax:       (02) 6801 4469

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