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 Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience

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Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters, including bushranger Ned Kelly and gangster Squizzy Taylor, spent time.

Enter the original gaol to see the execution area and Ned Kelly's death mask. Join the charge sergeant on a tour of the cells at the former city watch house or take part in the recreation of a famous trail in the Old Magistrate's Court.

And if you're feeling really brave, come along after dark to take a night tour with the hangman or an evening ghost tour.

Special school holiday programs keep kids entertained and informed with tours and court-room dramas.


Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 8663 7228

Opening hours

Mon: 9.30am – 5pm
Tue: 9.30am – 5pm
Wed: 9.30am – 5pm
Thu: 9.30am – 5pm
Fri: 9.30am – 5pm
Sat: 9.30am – 5pm
Sun: 9.30am – 5pm
Public holiday: 9.30am – 5pm

* Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.


Wheelchair accessible

Payment method accepted

All payment types

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


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