Shows you how was the first jail in Melbourne with it’s stories especially the one about Ned Kelly The watch tower experience tour is highly recommended and so enjoyable
About Old Melbourne Gaol
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Visit the old gaol which was the final place Ned Kelly saw out his days. Highly informative notices in the cells and on the landings and see the trap door and hangman’s noose from which he would drop through. Then on to the courthouse, still...More
There is lots to see, read and learn and you could spend almost all day here. It's good to be able to walk inside the prison, many features being the same as they were when it was in use. Each cell has been used to...More
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. There certainly is lots to learn!
Even more then I expected. Very informative in every cell you walk into. One can spend hours there and immerse yourself in the eara of Ned Kelly. Definitely visit the hang mans noose and read the stories of many civilians that were wronged by the...More
Thank you for your review. Its so great to hear you enjoyed your visit so much! We hope you do come back again and again!
I must admit that this place gave me the creeps! It is very eerie and atmospheric. Excellent information in the cells and lots of historical facts. If you are a National trust member and have a card entrance is free. (The guy on the till...More
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you got so much out of your visit, despite the creepiness!
A historical and interesting spot. Worth a visit. Less toddler friendly. Have you ever been to prisons elsewhere, then there are no surprises here. Though you get a nice introduction, the ‘watch house experience’, it is mostly cells with various displays if you take the...More
Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! You may like to know that part of your entry fee also assists with the maintenance of not only the Gaol but other National Trust properties, so thank you so much for...More
Went just expecting to walk around the old gaol. But the Ned Kelly story was actually pretty good. There is a lot of information on old prisoners, but it's a pre small gaol, well the part you can access is anyway.
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We recently went on the City Gaol tour whilst on holiday in Australia and I must say what an enjoyable time. Very informative and truly historic, fascinating the death masks and rationale why they produced them, obviously the big attraction was the Ned Kelly aspects...More
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us at the Gaol. Hoping the rest of your trip was just as good!
Was lucky enough to have a concert and dinner in the gaol. Was an amazing venue, what an experience. Can thoroughly recommend it 100% as an attraction
Thank you for your review. How wonderful to hear you had such a great time! Its certainly a unique venue isn't it!