Loved the museum section. The watchhouse tour was made very exciting by the "police officer" in charge. She charged us with various crimes and locked us up in the watchhouse. Overall an interesting and fun experience.
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There was quite a long line to enter, a very hot day and no shade anywhere nor a place to sit while waiting. The Gaol was extremely interesting - lots of history as one would expect. I didn't see the upper floors as no elevator...More
Really interesting place. There is so much history within the walls, and you could quite easily spend a whole day there reading it all.
A must see when in Melbourne, particularly being locked up in the watchhouse. Our sergeant was very officious and made us separate into male and female and looked for contraband before locking us up. A terrific experience and one I would not have enjoyed if...More
Informative. Self-guided tour of old jail, with insights into the inhumane practices of the past. They "arrest" you to show workings of new jail.
The entry fee was $25 which isn't the cheapest, but the museum is really interesting, lots of historic references and provides a good insight to life behind bars here. I arrived at a good time as I was told to go over to the police...More
We arrived at Old Melbourne Gaol as something to do to kill time and were talked into paying an extra $5 onto our entry fee to join the guided tour. Our tour guide was Ian and I have to say, he made this trip exceptional.Ian...More