Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

Address: 377 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 8663 7228  |  Fax: 03 9650 2310  

Email: info@oldmelbournegaol.com.au
Web: oldmelbournegaol.com.au

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Built in the 1800s to house Victoria's rapidly growing criminal population, the multi award winning Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne's oldest surviving buildings and one of the city's must-see attractions, especially their Crime and Justice Experience.

Step inside this imposing bluestone institution, a site of over 130 hangings, and enter a world where some of Australia's most infamous criminals were held, including bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor.

View the cells where the prisoners were held, discover the life and death of Ned Kelly, be arrested by the Charge Sergeant in the Police Watch House.

You can also see the Old Melbourne Gaol by candlelight with one of the night tours!

Content: Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience


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With a valid concession card



(age 5 - 15 years)



Two adults and up to two children. Additional children $5 per child


Single Family

1 Adult plus 2 children under the age of 15 years


Cancellation and booking policy

Please contact Old Melbourne Gaol directly for the booking and cancellation policy.

Local directions

For public transport to Old Melbourne Gaol Gaol, take the free City Circle tram or if travelling by train get off at Melbourne Central Station and walk up La Trobe Street until the corner of Russel Street and to the left is Old Melbourne Gaol.


  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Interactive centre

Opening hours

Every day
9:30am -5:00pm
Open every day (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).


  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

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