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Ghosts.. What Ghosts?

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Old Melbourne Gaol Night Tours

Join this night tour at the Old Melbourne Gaol Night Tours, if you dare.

Old Melbourne Gaol is a grim place. It has a dark history. Stories abound of an unexplainable presence. Over many years, these stories come from visitors and staff alike. None have been proved. Many are compelling.

Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrate's Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840's.

Most of Australia's infamous characters, including the iconic bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this amazing precinct. Today the award-winning tourism attraction is an opportunity to step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison.

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Old Melbourne Gaol
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  • Guided walks

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Old Melbourne Gaol invites you to experience the Gaol by candlelight.

Over many years, staff and visitors have experienced an unexplainable presence in the Gaol. Do ghosts still roam the cells? Discover for yourself with the 'Ghosts...What Ghosts?' night tour.

What stories would a hangman tell you if he was guiding you around the Gaol, where he was the master of the rope? Find out on the 'Hangman's Night Tour'.

The tours run for a total of an hour and a half, including 45 minutes to one hour with the guide, and then you can explore the Gaol, with the lights on for 30 to 45 minutes.

Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 12 and bookings are required.

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Tour dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Old Melbourne Gaol website for most up to date information. Tickets go on sale two weeks in advance of any date and are available until sold out. If we are within two weeks of your desired session time and it is not shown on the next page, it may mean the Gaol is hosting a private function or tour and no night tour is running.

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