560m

Old Melbourne Gaol

Accredited museum Accredited Museum

LOCATION

377 Russell Street, Melbourne

OPENING HOURS

9.30am - 5.00pm

CONTACT

ENTRY FEES

Adult $25 Concession $20 Child $13.50 Family $55

ABOUT

Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the Gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s infamous citizen, the Ned Kelly. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago The Gaol now houses a small collection of artefacts, most significantly the death masks of former inmates. The precinct also includes the Old City Watch House and the Old Magistrates’ Court, both in operation until 1994. Interactive, theatrical tours of the Watch House are included in your admission ticket.

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