• Discover the stories that never left

    Open 9.30am to 5pm everyday except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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  • Wait till you meet the Sergeant

    Lock yourself in with a Watch House experience

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  • Ghosts? What Ghosts!

    Brace yourself for decades worth of bone-strumming tales

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  • Make history

    Face the Old Magistrates' Court first hand

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What’s On

Night Tours

Ghosts? What Ghosts! Tour

Brace yourself for decades worth of bone-strumming tales of unexplained sights, sounds and encounters after dark at the Old Melbourne Gaol. Not for the faint of heart.

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Hangman’s Night Tour

Let the Hangman guide you through every corner of the Gaol and its disturbing history, with no stone left unturned.

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A Night in the Watch House Tour

Step inside the notorious city Watch House and experience first-hand what it was like to be locked up alongside the likes of Squizzy Taylor, Julian Knight and Chopper Read. Be sure to stand straight.

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Take your place in history

Uncover the chilling stories of Victoria's oldest surviving prison.

Plan Your Visit

Open daily
9.30am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day
and Good Friday

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

$28 Adult
$23 Concession
$15 Child (5 – 15 years)
$65 Family

Melbourne’s most haunting and spell binding venue.

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