Old Melbourne Gaol

Russell Street, City. Contact: Tel: 9663 7228

Follow the arrows and explore the Old Melbourne Gaol from top to bottom.

3D Interactive photography courtesy of Barney Meyer.

The precinct includes Melbourne’s oldest prison, the historic Magistrate’s Court and former Police City Watch House and has been the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840’s. Bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within its walls.

Winner 2010 Hall of Fame Victorian Tourism Awards.

What to do

Visit the original Gaol and explore all 3 levels including the execution area and see Ned Kelly’s Death mask.

Join the Charge Sergeant on a tour of the cells when you visit the Watch house.

Take a night tour with the Hangman or join our Ghost..What Ghost? evening tour.

Take part in the recreation of a famous trial in Court One of the Old Magistrate’s Court during school holidays.

Find out more about the Gaol’s fascinating history, how to book the Gaol for a function or bring your school/ group for an education program.

There’s lots to do. Find out about ticket prices and opening hours or book a ticket.

Contact us for all queries about tours, events, school holidays and function hire.

Pre-purchase your entry tickets online.

Gaol and Polly Woodside Combo Pass

Visit Melbourne’s two most exciting heritage attractions Рthe Old Melbourne Gaol and the Polly Woodside for one low price with our National Trust 2 attraction pass. Hop on the free tram between both sites.

Entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol and the Polly Woodside for only $30!

More details about tickets and opening times.

Victoria’s oldest surviving penal establishment. See the original hanging beam or book a night performance & explore the gaol by candlelight.

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