Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne's best historical places and truly worth a visit.

Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill.

Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.

Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago.

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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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.


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Old Melbourne Gaol377 Russell Street,  Melbourne Victoria 3000 | Map
(03 ) 8663 7228

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