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A must see history lesson

Silverton is a must see place and the gaol is highly recommended if you want to see the complete... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stevemU2954EX
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Flinders Park
via mobile
Eighteen rooms of history

This is a great collection of historical items and they have been well set out in various themes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorraine L
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Tarwin Lower, Australia
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Burke St, Silverton, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We drove to Silverton for lunch at The Silverton Hotel. When we stopped at The Silverton Gaol we expected to see some old jail cells. Actually the place is a really good museum depicting what life was like in Silverton when the mines were operating...More

1  Thank DarylJ552
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I thought that I was going to a museum that focused on how and why criminals came to Silverton, and how they were dealt with. I was a bit disappointed as this is a very minor focus. The museum is really just a collection of...More

1  Thank AussieRhino
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All reviews local history broken hill on display great stop old jail jam packed gaol museum great collection couple of hours treasure trove spent hours there musical instruments front desk hospital equipment few dollars historical items allow plenty of time
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Silverton is a must see place and the gaol is highly recommended if you want to see the complete history of Silverston & Broken Hill from Families that owned property, Mining, it's tools & machinery, Goal & whom occupied the cells, Schooling & class photos,...More

Thank stevemU2954EX
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great collection of historical items and they have been well set out in various themes among the eighteen rooms. The gaol itself is in great condition and we noticed they were doing a bit of maintenance out the front so we gather...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you enter this old goal turned into a museum you can appreciate the history of Silverton. The people who created this place and daily attend to look after the must see items have done a magnificent job. We were told about this place at...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great collection of yesteryear items , wonderful to see Silverton town history & gave us a better understanding of how tough times must have been

Thank Roving533295
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible and varied collection from the early days of the Outback. Do allow a few hours as there is so much to see and take in.

Thank trapperphil44
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 October 2018 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 27 September 2018

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 KL_CRHunter
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
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