Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol
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At the Old Melbourne Gaol, you’ll get an opportunity to explore a real 19th century prison – the oldest prison of the city. This historic site was once a part of Melbourne’s law and order system and is home to the city’s oldest prison, police watch house and magistrates court.

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In the past, some of the nation’s top criminals were inmates of this gaol; including the infamous and iconic bushranger Ned Kelley and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor.

Those taking a tour will get the chance to visit the cells of these infamous inmates. General admission tickets offer each guest a chance to explore the entire premises of the gaol and learn more about the history of this amazing area.

History depicts the significance of this Old Gaol. In total, the gaol had 133 hangings; including the famous execution of Ned Kelley. A cast of Kelly’s face was in display at the gaol in the mid 1970s. After its closure and during the renovations, many remains of Ned Kelley were stolen from the gaol.

Those looking for a thrilling experience can take a night time tour of the Gaol. This guided tour includes an evening or night tour to the Watch House and the trial court. The tour will also take you to all three levels of the execution area; including the display area of Ned Kelly’s Death mask.

Old Melbourne Gaol Information

377 Russell Street,
Melbourne, VIC
 Operating Hours:
9.30am - 5pm
Phone: (03) 8663 7228
Email: [email protected]
 Ticket Prices/Admission:
Adult: $25
Concession: $20
Child (5-15yrs): $13.50
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $55

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