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Fitzroy Crime Tour

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Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

Fitzroy Crime Tour 1890's to 1920's.

Explore the streets and alleyways of Melbourne's old Fitzroy through the eyes of its cops and crooks.

The Fitzroy Crime Tour goes for two hours every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm and starts and finishes at The Workers Club, 51 Brunswick St Fitzroy.

The suburb of Fitzroy is right on the edge of Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible by public transport.

You will receive a booklet containing photographs of the people featured on the tour so that you can put a face to their adventures.

Along the way you will discover former brothels, gangland murder sites, sly grog shops and the places where criminals such as Squizzy Taylor drank, fought and faced trial. You will get to know what it was like to struggle for survival in "Melbourne's home of criminals" - old Fitzroy.

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  • Departure details: 21/07/16 - 01/01/01

    Sat/Sun: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Melbourne Crime Tours circa 1890 to 1920's.

Take a trip back to the time when Fitzroy was a red light district and viewed by the police as the home of Melbourne criminals with Melbourne.

The walking tours are the creation of and are hosted by true crime writer and historian Michael Shelford. Learn about Melbourne's most notorious law breakers from 100 years ago.

The two hour walking tours take place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 1pm from the Workers Club Hotel in Melbourne's inner suburb of Fitzroy.

Included as part of the tour is your own copy of the official tour booklet, which contains photos of the criminals discussed and other interesting stuff.

Tour numbers are limited so please book online in advance at the website or on Facebook.