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Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch...more
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We decided to visit the gaol having read reviews on line. We paid the extra 5 dollars to have the guided tour, which was informative, we gained a good overview and then spent time on our own walking around and reading about the exhibits on...More
We did both the Melbourne Goal and Watch House tours. Thanks to tour guides Tom from the Goal and Sgt Craig from the Watch House, for fantastic tours and all the history that went with it and seeing the funny side of life in these...More
Had a god look around and there is a lot to see and read on information panels in the old cells. allow a good few hours to take it all in. The tour comprises of 3 parts, the old Goal , the watch house and...More
The Old Melbourne Gaol has a couple of different tours including night tours. I took a daytime standard tour. The buildings and interiors are all original and kept in their original state to keep the authenticity of your experience. It is quite scary to contemplate...More
Recommend for sure.
We took our 2 children (7/8) to see the Old Melbourne Gaol. We all thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. The kids were given an activity sheet and a UV light to find Ned Kelly's hidden message and they loved trying to find the symbols....More
We took our grandchildren to visit and they loved it. I feel they learnt a lot by completing the booklet of questions. They enjoyed being locked up in the cell which I can’t say I did. The court house tour and Ned Kelly story added...More
Have always wanted to visit the Gaol knowing there was some serious Australian history within these walls. Quite eery to stand beneath the trapdoor that Ned Kelly was hung from and even more surreal to look into the eyes of the mask that was cast...More
The watchhouse and court house guided tour was great for both kids and adults, kudos to the staff for making it a realistic but also fun experience! Much more reasonably priced than other tourist attractions in Melbourne CBD and less focused on being a money...More
The Gaol was well worth a visit and you can wander around to your heart's content. There is a lot of information within the cells regarding the occupants.
With your ticket there is also access to guided tours of the magistrates court which is made...More
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
You have to telephone the Gaol or check out the website for night tours, they have three and they run on different nights. I think they release the nights and times up to 2 weeks before. These are different to the day tours.