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Old Melbourne Gaol 2020 - General Admission

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Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Discover the stories that never left.

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ANNOUNCEMENT 23 MARCH 2020

Following the Government’s announcement regarding the COVID-19 response efforts, all National Trust properties in Victoria, including the Old Melbourne Gaol are temporarily closed to the public.

The National Trust and Old Melbourne Gaol has a duty to protect the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, volunteers and community. The Old Melbourne Gaol is taking these steps as part of Australia-wide action to contain the coronavirus.

At this stage we don’t have a scheduled date for reopening, but will continue to monitor the situation and all government advice and provide regular updates through our website and our social media, Facebook and Instagram.

While we are closed, our staff will continue to protect the museum and collection as we prepare to reopen.

Our goal is to do everything we can to help curb the spread of this outbreak in Victoria. Thank you for your support and understanding.

When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill.

Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.

Tickets include self-guided entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol and a guided Watch House Experience.

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Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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