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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Enjoy the modern and diverse city of Melbourne a city famous for its culture and the arts. In this audio tour be captivated by the Flinders Street Station the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere and the Old Melbourne Gaol where the infamous Ned Kelly was executed. This vibrant city has a lot to offer including several fascinating museums and sport venues. You will also see St Paul's Cathedral the Immigration Museum the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Enjoy the modern and diverse city of Melbourne a city famous for its culture and the arts. In this audio tour be captivated by the Flinders Street Station the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere and the Old Melbourne Gaol where the infamous Ned Kelly was executed. This vibrant city has a lot to offer including several fascinating museums and sport venues. You will also see St Paul's Cathedral the Immigration Museum the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
From $20.00
 
Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
"It’s up to you to decide which part of Melbourne you’d like to discover with the freedom to choose when and where to stop. Tailor the private tour to suit your interests on the day or let your expert guide show you the area’s highlights. You can follow the Yarra River to the Docklands' cafe precinct on Port Phillip bay or discover Melbourne’s rich variety of Victorian architecture in the heart of the city.Watch street musicians on Swanston Walk see the elaborate theaters of Spring Street and visit the grand buildings built from the wealth of the 1850s gold rush including the Town Hall State Library
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Old Melbourne Gaol Tips (28)

Better off Ned

Visit the Old Melbourne Gael and experience the chilling environment where Ned Kelly spent his final moments. Ned Kelly was the infamous Australian bushranger, one of 136 men and women who were hanged...
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arianne_1504
Nov 30, 2006

An eerie afternoon at Melbournes Old Gaol

I would recommend you put a visit to Melbournes Old Gaol on your 'Must Do' list. This remarkable old building is in the care of the National Trust of Australia and they do a superb job of letting you...
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allikat
Oct 03, 2006

Old Melbourne Gaol - An 'Arresting' Destination

Melbourne Old Gaol was Victoria's first prison, built in 1841 and which remained in use until its official closure in 1924 (although it was used as a military prison during WWII, mainly for short stay...
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leffe3
Jun 28, 2006

Old Melbourne Gaol

Gaol prounounced Jail. This was a prison used many years ago. The famous outlaw Ned Kelly was imprisoned here. This was a fun and interesting place to check out. It's not your typical museum visit!The...
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MLW20
Jun 27, 2006

Night tour of Old Melbourne Gaol

You can do a 'performance' tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol at night. See where Ned Kelly was hanged, by candlelight. Spooky!The freakiest bit was walking past all these dark spaces of cells - kept...
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plant_girl
Apr 29, 2006

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Flintstones must have been well ahead of their time, and must have come to Melbourne at some point. This is obvious because their theme song makes reference to "You'll have a Ga-ol time!"One of...
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ATXtraveler
Feb 10, 2006

Where Ned Kelly was hanged!

I came away from this place with mixed feelings. Firstly it was absolutely fascinating, a really interesting place to visit to get the historic background information on Melbourne in its early days...
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aussiedoug
Oct 30, 2005

OLD MELBOURNE GAOL

The Old Melbourne Gaol is best known as the place where Ned Kelly (Australia's infamous bushranger) was hanged in 1880. Consequently there is a lot of interest in his life. If you visit on a Saturday...
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aussiejen
Oct 17, 2005

Ned Kelly

The gaol saw 135 hangings in the time that it was in operation. The most famous victim was Ned Kelly who was the first Victorian-born person of European descent to die in the prison's gallows. His...
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keeweechic
Mar 04, 2005

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol was originally part of a gaol complex that was constructed in 1852-4. It was the first to be built in bluestone in preference to sandstone and had its own perimeter wall. At the...
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keeweechic
Mar 04, 2005

NED KELLY

Australias most famous outlaw Ned Kelly was hanged here in 1880, his last words were "such is life"...... acceptance of the fact that in those days execution was an employment hazard for a bank...
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BerniShand
Jan 09, 2005

THE RESIDENTS

there is an amazing collection of death masks here all of which look far too life like [ or should that be death like ?]several eminent doctors during Victorian times believed that the shape of the...
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BerniShand
Jan 08, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Old Melbourne Gaol

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State Library of Victoria

This was another amazing collecion. I ask the question -What makes a book a rare book? My answer was "Not many printed or very old" Correct, but there are lots more reasons for a book being...
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Queen Victoria Market

Hard to believe - There is more! I found old buildings along Victoria street which had been turned into shops. These two storey shops opened in 1887, and in 1884 the single storey shops were opened...
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Her Majestys Theatre

I wasn't going to see a show at the Theatre but I still came here to see this beautiful old Theatre. Back in 1880 on this same pieces of land stood a large open air entertainment venue known as the...
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Chapel Street

The link between the poshy Toorak and the once infamous St. Kilda, Chapel Street is cosmopolitan and trendy. Here designer labels shops, trendy bars and ethnique restaurants go hand in hand. One of...
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City Trams

On our first day in Melbourne we decided to board tram 35 which is operated by the city and completes a circle of the CBD (Central Business District) . As you slowly wind your way around the city...
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Melbourne Museum

The Museum gift shop is separate shop located in the main foyer. I had a look and found it had plenty of books and more upmarket local and Australian products that reflects the themes of the...
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Getting to Old Melbourne Gaol

Address

377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hours

  • Sunday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:30 to 17:00

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