• What will you find at the Old Melbourne Gaol?

    Open 9:30am to 5:00pm everyday except Christmas Day and Good Friday

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  • Wait till you meet the Sergeant

    Explore the Watch House as well as the Gaol

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  • You be the Judge!

    Experience a case first hand

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What’s On

Night Tours

Ghosts? What Ghosts! Tour

Learn about the real ghost stories at night in the Gaol—if you dare!

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Hangman’s Night Tour

What stories would the real hangman tell you if he was guiding you around the Gaol?

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A Night in the Watch House Tour

Be immersed in the criminal world that was the Melbourne City Watch House!

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Explore the Old Melbourne Gaol, Old Magistrates’ Court & City Watch House.

Discover the dark history of Victoria’s oldest surviving prison.

Plan Your Visit

Open daily
9.30am – 5.00pm

Closed Christmas Day
and Good Friday

Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street
between Victoria & La Trobe St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

$25 Adult
$20 Concession
$13.50 Child (5 – 15 years)
$55 Family

Melbourne’s most unusual and spell binding venue.

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