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School Holiday guided tours will run at specific times for an additional $5, ask about times upon arrival. Tours can only be purchased on site.

The tours runs for roughly 45 mins with an experienced guide.

Bookings essential Admission to the Old Melbourne Gaol includes self-guided access to the Gaol, City Watch House, and access to download the audio guide app.

Winter School Holidays

10am - 5pm

Saturday 25 June, until Sunday 10 July

We’ll be open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm daily from this Saturday 25 June until Sunday 10 July.

Throughout school holidays, the Gaol remains Melbourne’s most spell-binding journey into its past. Step back in time to Melbourne’s most feared destination since 1845.

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.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is a two minute walk from Melbourne Central Station. Or catch the free City Circle tram to stop number seven on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Street

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