Old Melbourne Gaol

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Built in 1841, this prison has a history of 104 hangings including that of the infamous Ned Kelly in 1880. Displays include Kelly’s armour, his guns and his death mask.

Free entry with the iVenture Melbourne card
Free entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol with the iVenture Card Melbourne sightseeing pass

Our address

377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trams 24, 30, 35 (stop: Russell Street/La Trobe Street)
Telephone (03) 8663 7228
Website www.oldmelbournegaol.com.au
Admission $25, free entry with the Melbourne iVenture Card
Open 9.30am–5pm daily

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  • Monika, 16 Dec 2018

    Interesting but quite costly for what you get.

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  • J, 02 Jul 2017

    Slightly expensive but the getting arrested experience is fun. Exhibits are interesting and morbid

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  • Alexandra, 07 Feb 2017

    Interesting building but I think tix were too expensive for what it was. Also, if you don't like getting involved in role playing you will not love the tour

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  • Elise, 16 Jan 2017

    A definite MUST VISIT. Very interesting place where you can read stories of criminals in the past

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  • Josh, 01 Nov 2016

    creepy as all get up

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  • Joseph, 08 Sep 2016

    One of Melbourne's most popular iconic landmarks with a history of around 200 years. Ancient buildings can be seen. Definitely worth visiting!

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  • Tracy, 08 Sep 2016

    The original cell block may look small, but there is a lot to see and read. Make sure you have plenty of time when visiting. The 'tour' was also a lot of fun.

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  • JH, 31 Jul 2016

    Very eerie but interesting at the same time

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  • Geoffrey, 05 Mar 2016

    Make sure to do the included tour

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  • Fran, 03 Feb 2016

    This is how jails should be :-)

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  • Vincent, 28 Jan 2016

    Pas mal. À faire également.

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  • Sharath, 06 Apr 2015

    The recreation of the prison is quite immaculate. You are transported to a different world

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  • Gabby H., 18 Mar 2015

    On my blog: http://www.rdomelbourne.com/2015/03/old-melbourne-gaol.html

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  • Katie, 15 Jan 2015

    Great view into melbournes past legal system & lots on Ned Kelly

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  • Denise, 21 Aug 2014

    As creepy as you think it will be.

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  • Megan, 16 Jun 2014

    Super interesting place. The watch house tour is good for a laugh!

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  • Elise, 24 Apr 2014

    Spend an hour here and read abt interesting prisoners and their stories. See the gallows area where the convicted were hung and their death masks.

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  • Angel, 16 Feb 2014

    Awesome tour of the police cells.

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  • Christopher, 06 Jan 2014

    Skip the trial of Ned Kelly, unless you bring a troupe of enthusiastic thespians. The real crime was the child acting. The rest of the gaol was good with information on operations and prisoner bios.

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  • Bart, 26 Oct 2013

    Do the watch house tour it's very entertaining

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  • Josh Talbot, 16 Sep 2013

    The night tour is so good! But so scary!

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  • Luke, 28 Apr 2013

    Just like home only bigger

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  • Todd, 13 Jan 2013

    I spent about an hour here. It's a great place for good photography. It's very Ned Kelly-centric, so probably even more interesting for international visitors.

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  • Jimmy, 15 Mar 2012

    Room service here is terrible....

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  • Raúl, 17 Nov 2011

    超远程BB枪!(# ̄□ ̄)o―∈‥oo━━━━━━━☆

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  • Stuart, 01 Jan 2011

    the entertainment booklet has a one for one

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  • Michael, 28 Dec 2010

    It's nice to walk around only need about an hour at most though

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