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Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

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Walking tours in Melbourne CBD and the inner suburb of Fitzroy. Gangsters & Candy Stores (laser projector night tour, Melbourne CBD): Thursdays 8.30-10.30pm, Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops tour (Melbourne CBD): Saturdays 4.30-6.30pm, Fitzroy...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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282 Exhibition St | Coopers Inn, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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All reviews true crime subject matter wealth of knowledge colourful past walking tour small booklet historical insight great tour informative tour his passion great afternoon early days interesting stories two hours hour tour highly recommend this tour locals and visitors
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Michael had a wealth of knowledge which he imparted with humour and clarity. The provided booklet was great resource, it was nice to be able to put pictures to names. Enjoyed the tour and will be booking the Fitzroy one when next in melbourne

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael was a welth of information made the tour more interesting and made you wanting to know more. The iside of his reserch into the subjects gave you the impresson the the people that he was discussing we therejust yesterday not a 100 years ago,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative wander around a section of Melbourne CBD didn’t know existed. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Now to do Fitzroy ! Thanks Michael

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael is a very knowledgeable story teller that had us wanting to hear more. Little Lon distillery is a great find too. I will never be able to look at Lolly Shops the same way. Will be booking his Fitzroy Crime Tour!

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AtigerF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent and very informative on the history of Fitzrohis research was going through old police files from 1930. We enjoyed immensely..

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JulesVan7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting well rounded tour of a facsinating period in Melbourne’s history. Focused around Gertrude street and surrounds in Fitzroy. Well researched and presented by Michael and we would highly recommend. Subject matter cover Melbourne’s seedy past so not for sensitive ones.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two hour walking tour with Michael and learned a great deal about Melbourne’s more sordid past. It was fascinating to be shown buildings from the early days tucked into alleys - remnants of the past that are hidden behind or between modern...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Snades
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the Fitzroy walking tour on Sunday, it was great fun and I learnt a lot. Michael was very knowledge and captivating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ana C
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ana. Happy that you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the review, cheers, Michael.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

Fantastic, entertaining presentation by an incredibly well researched guide. Michael certainly knows his subject matter & he is an equally skilled story teller.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cliff C
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Cliff, really glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate the review, all the best, Michael.

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Michael gave the group a wonderful rundown on this part of Fitzroy. The walk was pleasant despite the humidity. His knowledge of the seedy aspects of old Fitzroy is fantastic and interesting. His attention to the group needs admirable

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret J
Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Margaret. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour, despite the humid conditions. Thanks also for the review, cheers, Michael.

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