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Entry as part of admission price to Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Russell Street Bombing exhibition

Entry as part of Daily Watch House tours -

26 March 2016, until 31 July 2016

On Thursday 26 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the Russell Street Police headquarters that changed the face of Melbourne’s crime world and marked a significant event in criminal history in Melbourne.  For some, the blast marked a change in consciousness—a departure from the innocence of Melbourne as a peaceful and calm city.

Constable Taylor was killed in the blast and twenty-two police officers and civilians were injured. Every window in the first seven storeys of the Police Complex was blown out, and shrapnel from the car was found on the roofs of buildings hundreds of metres from the centre of the blast.

The National Trust, in association with the Victoria Police Museum has developed an exhibition about the investigation into the Russell Street Bombing and its aftermath. The exhibition features some of the items found at the crime scene as well as exploring the extraordinary forensic investigation that solved this complex crime.

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