Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

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 8-10pm, Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops tour (Melbourne CBD): Saturdays 4.30-6.30pm, Fitzroy True Crime tour Fridays 2-4pm and Sundays 1-3pm. The 2 hour walking tours are hosted by True Crime writer Michael Shelford and are based on his extensive research of original source materials. Included is a booklet with photos of the characters etc.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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SugarNumbat
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed this tour. The information given by our guide was both interesting and entertaining, and we loved the chance to see some of the old buildings that still stand today, with the stories and photo booklet to bring it all to life. 15 year old daughter enjoyed it thoroughly too (content is a little adult, but not too racy - well within what this age group can watch on TV anyway). Thoroughly recommended.
Written July 19, 2022
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J6360PDmichaels
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the tour and that the content was ok for the situation. Much appreciated, Michael.
Written August 9, 2022
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jenkinstj2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Nov 2022
Michael led us on a trip into the dark side of Melbourne’s first suburb, Fitzroy. Over two hours he took us into a world of illegal alcohol shops and a world where men and women had to do anything to earn a living. He brought this world to life with his knowledge and his lively descriptions. A most informative and entertaining presentation.
Written November 30, 2022
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J6360PDmichaels
Thank you for the great review, very much appreciated, Michael
Written December 13, 2022
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Connector06512258228
Mansfield, Australia1 contribution
Feb 2020
This was a very informative tour given with interest and an excellent knowledge of the goings on in the area way back when. Michael kept us all interested and told the stories with a touch of humour. Highly recommend.
Written February 4, 2020
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Thanks for the review. Really glad you enjoyed the tour, cheers, Michael
Written February 27, 2020
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lisapchch
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Feb 2020
Just do it A wonderful insight into Melbournes early days , the best 2 hours of history , great stories of some wonderful characters. . Michael Shelford knows his stuff with passion and from the moment he started talking we were hooked.
Written February 24, 2020
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Thanks Lisa. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the tour. Much appreciated, thanks, Michael
Written February 28, 2020
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clairestory9
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
The tour was fantastic! Really well researched and delivered. Walking the same streets and hearing about life at the turn of the century was entertaining and moving. Just bring a coat if its cold and something to nibble on if you haven't had lunch. All in all a wonderful experience.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you Claire. Really glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the review. Very much appreciated, Michael.
Written January 12, 2020
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danverberne
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Great tour. Michaels knowledge about the history and characters is second to none. Was amazing walking the back streets of Fitzroy. You can literally take yourself back in time. I lived in Melbourne all my life and never knew these places existed. Highly recommend. Dan
Written January 18, 2022
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sm0rt0n
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent the weekend in Melbourne and did this tour on a Saturday afternoon. The tour guide spoke for two hours non stop about the area we were in. An amazing wealth of knowledge. We learnt a lot about the city at that time. Would recommend this to any history/crime buff.
Written January 15, 2020
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Thanks for coming along on my tour when you were in Melbourne. Glad you enjoyed the tour and really appreciate the review, thanks, Michael
Written January 30, 2020
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martyfrag
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
Hi Michael, we just wanted to thank you for your tour today. We learnt so much and you were a fantastic tour guide, very engaging. We are home watching "Squizzy Taylor" now checking out all the different crims. Makes more sense now after your tour. We look forward to booking in for a city tour in the future. We'll recommend you to all our friends. Once again thank you. Cheers Marty, Jacqui, Olivia and Joe.
Written March 31, 2021
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beck014
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Apr 2021
My Mum and I went on the Fitzroy tour on Easter Sunday. We had an absolute ball the tour was not only interesting but Michael made it fun also. Would highly recommend both The Melbourne tour and The Fitzroy tour. Thank you so much Michael fir a fantastic afternoon.
Written April 9, 2021
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Ellie Vee
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this tour and learning experience! Michael our tour guide is a wealth of fascinating knowledge! The tour was very engaging, informative and entertaining. It is a real eye opener every Melbournian (and beyond!) should know about the amazing history of our incredible city. Highly recommend. Thanks Michael. You rock!
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you Ellie! Really enjoyed meeting you both and glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for the great review, cheers, Michael.
Written January 12, 2020
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