Old Dubbo Gaol

Constructed in the 1870's The Old Dubbo Gaol served as a penal institution until 1966. Fully restored to its original condition, the gaol was re-opened as an historic and educational tourist attraction in 1974. The Gaol is home to Australia's 3rd largest collection of taking/animated models which give a realistic and fascinating insight into prison life. The gaol boasts a large display of historical artefacts including an original set of gallows and a full hangman's kit.

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Original gallows - freestanding in Gaol yard. Full Hangman's kit (believed to be only one of two in existence in Australia and the only one on public display). All buildings in gaol are original, most date to late 1800's and have been faithfully restored. Numerous documents (some original) and prison records dating back to late 1800's. Numerous items of prison equipment