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What a very interesting place, very informative and well presented. It shows how tough the times... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy O
Brisbane, Australia
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Great local history museum in Gaol

We had a great look around the Silverton Gaol Museum ! There was so much stuff in there from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nowra Hill, Australia
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Burke St, Silverton, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 8 8088 5317
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a very interesting place, very informative and well presented. It shows how tough the times were back then, they certainly didn't get the luxuries that the prisoners of modern times do. It's a great tribute to what went on in times gone by, it...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great look around the Silverton Gaol Museum ! There was so much stuff in there from the local area and local history . But also a lot of colonial, mining and hospital equipment ! Loved the old X-ray machine in the hospital...More

Thank asfletcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This australiana museum has something for everyone. Just when you think you've been in all the rooms, more keep appearing! Ladies, check out the cover of New Idea for aprons with French flair - we've come a long way!!

Thank Karen e
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is a great example of a regional NSW museum. Lots of community stories, heritage stories and fun fact! Great collection of local pictures

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 17 August 2018

There are several rooms and themes in this museum. Lots of memorabilia, artefacts from the early pioneering days of Silverton and Broken Hill, lots of information about mining, there is also a hospital themed room. Need to see this to appreciate what is left of...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent detail, wonderful volunteers with a wealth of information. It’s deceiving from outside there is a lot to see. Thanx

Thank lovingFun11
Reviewed 14 August 2018

You need at least an hour to see everything that there is. You meander through rooms and buildings. I would have liked to have seen more info on the Gaol part of it. Very interesting.

Thank happytraveller2510
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A must do in Silverton. Walk through the old cells and into the yards. Such an incredible collection of absolutely everything - clothing, crockery, medical, military, household, Gaol history, mining, photos - 18 rooms full. We spent 2 hours but could have spent longer. $5...More

Thank Kylie K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

You could spend a whole day at this place there is so much history and Antiques from Silverton and Broken Hill.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I have seen many and varied museums over the years, but this one is, I feel, the best I have ever seen. It is jam packed with interesting bits and pieces, and many of the old cells are filled with memorabilia of a vast range...More

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