Old Melbourne Gaol

 Click to enlarge Looks can be deceiving because the Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne's best historical places and truly worth a visit.

Old Melbourne Gaol dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority when it was built in the mid 1800s. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol (jail) was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia's most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.

It was used as a US military prison during World War II. Museum displays include death masks and histories of famous bushrangers and convicts.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is located at 377 Russell St (between Victoria and La Trobe St).

You can visit three sites at the one location including the original Gaol, former City Watch House and also during school holiday periods you can visit Court One of the Old Magistrate's Court.

National Trust of Australia

The Old Melbourne Gaol is operated by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is Australia's largest community conservation organisation: its aim to conserve Australia's heritage for future generations.


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