Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne

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Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone: +61-386637228

Ticket Price: 25 AUD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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This attraction is for those with a fascination for the morbid. Many of Australia’s most notorious criminals were executed here for a total of 133. This included killers who had become famous worldwide for the severity of their crimes, such as the serial killer Frederick Bailey Deming. It’s function as a prison was phased out after a while and it was used as a part of an educational institution in state. During WWII, it was again used as a prison for soldiers who went AWOL. At the moment, the old gaol functions as quite the popular museum, attracting over 130000 visitors every year.Most come because they’ve heard rumours that the goal is haunted by those who died here. Indeed, the museum displays the various memorabilia of its famous inmates, so who to say that the spirits haven’t been thusly anchored to this mortal plane.

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Old Melbourne Gaol Information

  • Get the tour guide for lots of interesting stories and information.
  • Not for those with a weak constitution.

Old Melbourne Gaol Ticket Prices

  • Concession: 20 Australian Dollars
  • Child (5 to 15 years): 13.50 Australian Dollars
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): 55 Australian Dollars

How To reach Old Melbourne Gaol by Public Transport

  • Trams on Victoria Street
  • City circle no 35 to stop no 7, train to Melbourne Central Station

Restaurants Near Old Melbourne Gaol

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Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne Reviews - Write a Review

  • Absolutely fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed, excellent value for money and extremely informative. Staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. We went through the gaol and did the watch house experience, had our ten year old son with us and he loved it too. Allow two hours all up for watch house and gaol, plenty to read and learn about. Big thumbs up.

  • The facilities are kept in really good condition, the place is full of history and the staff explains everything being really into their roles when you take the experience tours. Very punctual and well organized and Trevor in Ghosts What Ghosts tour was amazing! He just hooked you with the way of telling the stories and his knowledge* Great experience!!!

  • Eerie place with a lot of Victoria history. Well designed gaol at that era. Very courteous guide explaining the details and history.

  • An interesting attraction. old jail court house and a jail converted to a museum and the guided role play tour guided is a good one. Learn a bit of history of the Melbourne

  • Great bit of Melbourne history. Really great tour for young and old. See the gaol, the course courthouse and the police lockup. Loved it.

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