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Old Melbourne Gaol

The address of 377 Russell St. in Melbourne once sent shivers down the spines of local criminals. This is the location of the Old Melbourne Gaol, which is the oldest prison in Melbourne. In the 18th century when it was built, it towered over Melbourne’s skyline like an ominous colossus, housing a foreboding prison near the magistrates court and police city watch. The building is now a museum and is one of the oldest and most significant buildings in Melbourne. The gaol, where some of Australia’s most hardened criminals were kept, is a star attraction and a timeless monument.

  • Stop by the museum in this gaol, which has displays of old items from the gaol; visitors can also go on a guided tour, which can be quite chilling.
  • Go on a tour of the old police watch house or magistrate’s courthouse, both of which were part of Melbourne’s intricate justice system and the Old Melbourne Gaol.
  • Visit some of the other attractions around the gaol, like the Melbourne Museum, the royal exhibition building, the Carlton Gardens and more.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is easy to reach from Melbourne’s city centre and the surrounding areas. The gaol is located at 377 Russell St, which is quite near the city centre. The Melbourne Central train station is just one block away, as are tram stops Victoria St/Swanston St, La Trobe St/Swanston St and Russell St/La Trobe St. Visitors who are coming from outside of the area can fly into the Melbourne International Airport, which is about 23 kilometres away from the city. Other options for getting to the Old Melbourne gaol include taking a taxi, renting a car or walking.

Hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

253 hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

1 Nomads Industry Melbourne

2 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

196 - 197 A'BECKETT STREET Map

Nomads Industry Melbourne provides quality accommodation for business or leisure travellers in an ideal location near Queen Victoria Market, a 19th century market. Guests can enjoy panoramic views... More

2 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 86 reviews

380 Russell Street Map

Space Hotel Melbourne provides quality accommodation and friendly services in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Famous attractions of the city, such as Chinese Museum, Princess Theatre and Queen Victoria... More

3 Discovery Melbourne

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

167 Franklin St Map

Whether you're an international backpacker having the adventure of a lifetime, on a working holiday visa looking for somewhere more long term to stay (check out our weekly rates!), or even an... More

4 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 63 reviews

One Southgate Avenue Map

The Langham Melbourne is an elegant luxury hotel with a location suitable for both business and leisure travellers in Melbourne. Sunday market is just 200 metres from this hotel where guests can... More

5 Fraser Place Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 511 reviews

19 Exploration Lane Map

Fraser Place Melbourne is a chic business and leisure haven offering travellers self-contained residences near Melbourne CBD. While in the city, vacationers can take leisurely strolls along Carlton... More

6 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 68 reviews

51 Little Bourke Street Map

Crossley Hotel Melbourne welcomes travellers to its comfortable accommodations conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne. This boutique hotel makes for an ideal base for business travellers... More

7 BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 1182 reviews

300 Spencer Street Map

BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel invites travellers to stylish accommodations centrally located in the capital of Victoria. This chic Melbourne hotel offers an ideal urban retreat and easy access to... More

8 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 83 reviews

350 William Street Map

Oaks On William Melbourne Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers on an extended stay to self-contained accommodations in the heart of the Australian metropolis. This deluxe aparthotel in... More

9 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 311 reviews

60 Market Street Map

Oaks On Market Melbourne Hotel provides central Melbourne accommodation, from where guests can enjoy views of Yarra River. Two of Melbourne's famous museums that are located close to the hotel are... More

10 City Tempo Melbourne Short Stay Apartments

4 stars
4.3 / 5 59 reviews

353 Queen Street Map

Whether travelling to Melbourne for business or leisure, City Tempo Short Stay Apartments Melbourne offers comfortable accommodation as well as an attentive service. This property is in walking... More