Totally loved the lock up experience! The officer made it fun and interactive! It was historic and quite spooky.
About Old Melbourne Gaol
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We learned so much about the history of Melbourne by visiting the Gaol. It gave quite an insight into the lives of the not-so-well to do in the early days. You can really get a feel for what it was like in the gaol. We...More
a cool piece of australian history. this is also where ned kelly was jailed and executed. recommend paying the little bit more to take the guided tour as it's very informative. the ticket also includes the watch house a short walking distance down the road.
The gaol is worth a visit. I'd also recommend the watch house tour which is included in the ticket price. The watch house also has a recently added display about the Russel Street bombing, including items and audio never made available to the public before....More
Some of the harsh realities of 19th century prison and learn about the lives of men,woman and child who spent time within these prison walls.Entry per adult is $28 and experience instant arrest and lock in cell experience.
A very interesting place where the famous bushranger Ned Kelly was hung. In fact they did a lot of hanging here I think around 170 were dispatched and with the information provided it appears a number of them were completely innocent. Pretty grim place. An...More
In my view one of the essential visitor stops in Melbourne. A truly beautiful building despite its grim purpose. See where Ned Kelly spent his days, even try on a replica outfit for a photo. Highly recommend the prisoner tour, though they do lock you...More
My adult son and I saw this on TripAdvisor as well as some of the Melbourne visitor information and thought we would give it a try. We started with the guided portion where a very engaging Sergeant Hatchett greeted us and promptly booked us into...More