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Old Melbourne Gaol

126 Reviews
Melbourne Top 4 in Must-Visit Museums
Liked by 16
Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61-3-96569889

What people are saying:

I like visiting the prison museum, so I came here to lie down. The prison was rebuilt here, but there were not enough exhibits, which is a bit disappointing. Fortunately, there was a guided tour for an hour and a half to experience the taste of being detained. Although it was very interesting, I felt that the people arrested by the police were really pitiful.

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Many tourists are intrigued by the history of the Old Melbourne Gaol. Victoria's oldest surviving prison, which operated from 1845 until 1924, is now one of Australia's most famous museums and attractions. Known to harbor Australia's most violent and notorious criminals, it is the site of 135 executions, including Australian convict and folk hero Ned Kelly. With most of the original architecture untouched, a tour of the historical prison gives guests a bone-chilling experience. Check out the unique souvenirs and memorabilia at the gift shop, or take a candlelight tour of the prison at your own risk!
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