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Old Melbourne Gaol: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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This stop will take on average 1-2 hours. The building is well kept up and it tells about some of the more famous residents. Tourist are able to step in many of the cells and experience what it might have been like. The also do a simulation of how prisoners are treated during
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Response from KathleenT1287, Manager at Old Melbourne Gaol
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit!
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A lot of view and also afraid because i don’t like that kind of landmark . But it is nice to visit there.
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself despite your concerns!
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We spent a few hours in the Gaol, staff were very entertaining and true to life. A good time was had, would definitely recommend a visit to all.
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Response from KathleenT1287, Manager at Old Melbourne Gaol
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. Great to hear you had a fun time!
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Run by the National Trust so free to UK members. On entering the Watch House you are « arrested » and submitted to the process prisoners would have gone through by a very convincing Sergeant. The cells in the Cell Block are as they were when last used in the 1990s. The Gaol
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and made use of your National Trust Membership!
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My wife and I visited as my wife had never been but I had. It’s good to see this old place restored but would like to see a bit of maintenance done even though it’s a heritage building it should still be maintained. There is a lot of rust happening . A bit expensive to visit but
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Response from KathleenT1287, Manager at Old Melbourne Gaol
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit!!
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