Visit & Contact

Opening Hours

Open Daily
9.30am – 5.00pm (suggested last entry 3:30pm)
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday


$25 Adult
$20 Concession
$13.50 Child (5-15 years)
$55 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
$40 1 Adult Family (1 adult + 2 children)
$5 extra child on family tickets


Parents be advised the Gaol contains historic material that may be unsuitable for young children.

Gift vouchers can also be purchased through the online ticketing system!

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. Please note visiting the watch house at the specified time is the only way to see this building.

Getting Here

By Train
The Gaol is a two minute walk from Melbourne Central Station.

By Tram
Catch the free City Circle tram no.35 to stop 7 on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets.


Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03 8663 7228

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Survey

The National Trust is currently undertaking an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage survey of The Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House so that we can better tell the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please visit here to complete the survey.