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Step back in time to Melbourne’s most feared destination since 1845, Old Melbourne Gaol.

Shrouded in secrets, wander the same cells and halls as some of history’s most notorious criminals, from Ned Kelly to Squizzy Taylor, and discover the stories that never left.

Hosting day and night tours, exclusive events and kids activities throughout school holidays and an immersive lock-up experience in the infamous City Watch House, the Gaol remains Melbourne’s most spell-binding journey into its past.

Adult $28.00
Child $15.00 (5-15yrs)
Family $65.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Single Family $48.00 (1 Adult and 2 Children)

What's included

  • Access to the Gaol and the Police Watch house.
  • Access to the former Magistrates´court during Victorian school holidays

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia: The Gaol does not have on-site parking but there is paid street parking on La Trobe Street and several car parks close by including Melbourne Central and QV. The Gaol is a two-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station or via tram catch the free City Circle tram no.35 to stop 7 on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets.

Restrictions

  • Parents are advised the Gaol contains historical material that may be unsuitable for young children.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Open Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm (suggested last entry 3:30pm). Tickets cover entry to two buildings, the Gaol & the Police Watch-house. The Gaol is self-guided and access to the Watch House runs on a timetable throughout the day. (These times vary and are not published) Please note visiting the watch-house at the specified time is the only way to see this building.

    National Trust members receive free general admission

  • Child age range: 5-15yrs

    Family Pass consists of 2 Adults and 2 Children

    Single Family Pass consits 1 Adult and 2 Children

    ( Extra children can be added to a family price for $5 extra per extra child - this can be added as you proceed through the checkout)

Available Bookings from October 18 to October 24

Change Dates

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Fri 18 Oct
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Tue 22 Oct
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Thu 24 Oct

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$22.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$49.00
  • Single Family$36.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$22.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$49.00
  • Single Family$36.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$22.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$49.00
  • Single Family$36.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$22.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$49.00
  • Single Family$36.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$59.00
  • Single Family$36.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$22.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$49.00
  • Single Family$36.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$28.00
  • Child$15.00
  • Family$65.00
  • Single Family$48.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Melissa from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2019

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Interesting and fun

Very interesting tour of the gaol. The watch house experience is fun. Our guard was very entertaining and had lots of laughs.

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Susan from Australia wrote on 09 October 2019

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Excellent old melbourne jail

We thoroughly enjoyed this and booking through book me is east a nd saves time you need to do this one when in Melbourne the tour guide of the watch house was fantastic we had a great time

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Jaime from New Zealand wrote on 13 September 2019

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A must see

Historical and fun

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Tracey from Australia wrote on 08 September 2019

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Highly recommended and informative.

I'm glad I didn't know out about watch house tour part as it was a surprise to us with its presentation. The gaol museum section contained lots of information and the volunteers were interesting to listen to. We spent 2 hours at the gaol and we really enjoyed our experience.

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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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        Single Family 1 Adult and 2 Children

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