The Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, and in it's time was a dominate symbol of authority in the Melbourne skyline.
From 1842 until it's closure in 1929, the gaol held some of the most dangerous criminals of the time, alongside petty offenders, the homeless and mentally ill. It was also the scene of 133 hangings including the notorious Australian bushranger; Ned Kelly.
Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to discover what life was like for the men and women who lived and died there.
Tours available at the Old Melbourne Gaol include:
*Escape the Gaol - school holiday experience
*A Night in the Watch House
*Hangman's Night Tour
*Ghosts? What Ghosts!
General entry is available 7 days per week (closed Christmas and Good Friday) from 9:30am to 5pm. For more information including entry fees please visit the Old Melbourne Gaol website.
The Old Melbourne Gaol is located at 377 Russell Street, just a 15 minute walk or 7 minute drive from your accommodation staying with us here at The Jazz Corner Hotel.