Old Melbourne Gaol
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. Today you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to find out what life was like for the men and women who lived and died here all those years ago.
Our all-day General Admission ticket means you can do just that – spend all day at the Gaol.
Your ticket includes:
> Self-guided visit to the Gaol
> Audio-guide available in English and Mandarin
> View the History Women & Children of the Gaol Display
Upgrade with experiences with:
> ‘Escape Artists’ Tour
> Life in the City Watch House: Interactive Tour
Or brave the dark and purchase a Night Tour:
> Hangman’s Tour
> Ghosts? What Ghosts?