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“Creepy experience inside old jail”
Review of Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol
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Owner description: Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters, including iconic bushranger, Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this amazing precinct. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

It's an opportunity to see the inside of a jail. Not only you did see the inside of the old jail, but experience a bit of the bitter life too. Eventhough I knew it's just for fun (and paid for it), it's still a bit creepy inside the jail.

Thank Elisamayasari
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Me and the girlfriend went here for a day trip. We had a great time!

The prices for concession are reasonable, considering all the tours are included for you to go on.

Thank Dennis K
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Loved the way the gaol has been set up, so you can "visit"different prisoners and learn about their history. Gave a great impression of what it meant to be a prisoner in the old days. Watch House tour next door was brilliant.

Thank Shazza1972
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is one of the best attractions in Melbourne in our opinion. The gaol has a wonderfully eerie feel about it. We went on a ghost tour at night and it was fantastic. We heard lots of creepy stories and caught a glimpse of Ned Kelly in a window. During the school holidays there were some special shows - the trial of Ned Kelly and the watchhouse experience. These were great too. We loved it and recommend it to anyone.

Thank Suessical
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Loved our visit to the gaol! Was such an insight into the hardships of that time! Stories for kids were well received and delightfully told! We absolutely loved our visit to the sergeant and being 'locked up' by a great woman! Kept my husband amused and my daughter will never break the law after that experience! Thanks for a very enjoyable visit

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