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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

252 hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 79 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

2 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 68 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

3 Mantra On Jolimont East Melbourne

4 stars
3.9 / 5 68 reviews

133 Jolimont Road Map

Strategically located near the major sports venues in the city, Mantra Hotel On Jolimont East Melbourne makes for an ideal place to stay for sports enthusiasts looking for value-for-money... More

4 Mantra On Little Bourke

4 stars
4.2 / 5 56 reviews

471 Little Bourke Street Map

Mantra On Little Bourke Melbourne welcomes travellers to comfortable accommodations set near the lively entertainment precinct of Southbank. Visitors are within close proximity to events at... More

5 Rydges Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 151 reviews

186 Exhibition Street Map

Rydges Hotel Melbourne welcomes business and leisure travellers with chic accommodations set in an ideal location in the heart of Melbourne. From this sophisticated hotel, tourists can venture to... More

6 Pegasus Apart' Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 59 reviews

206 A' Beckett Street Map

With tastefully furnished self-contained accommodations set in a central location, Pegasus Apart' Hotel makes for a convenient base for short- or long-term stays in the Victoria capital. Guests at... More

7 City Tempo Melbourne Short Stay Apartments

4 stars
4.3 / 5 52 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

8 Oaks On Collins

4 stars
4.2 / 5 373 reviews

480 Collins Street Map

Featuring elegantly appointed full-serviced units in strategic Collins location, Oaks On Collins Melbourne makes for a convenient short- or long-term base in the bustling metropolis. This luxury... More

9 Alto Hotel On Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

636 Bourke Street Map

With comfortable accommodations and central location, Alto Hotel On Bourke Melbourne makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Melbourne. This boutique apartment hotel is near the business... More

10 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 241 reviews

328 Flinders Street Map

Housed in a historic building, Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne blends 1900 elegance and modern sophistication ideal for discerning travellers visiting the capital of Victoria. During free time, tourists... More