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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

256 hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 81 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 Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

5 stars
4.6 / 5 156 reviews

111 Spring Street Map

The Hotel Windsor Melbourne invites travellers to a luxurious 19th-century architecture with plush amenities and lavish Victorian-inspired furnishings. Tourists at this Melbourne hotel learn more... More

3 Fraser Place Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 506 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

4 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 298 reviews

131-135 Bourke Street Map

Citadines On Bourke Melbourne features modern spaces and is ideally located in Melbourne central business district and close to area attractions. The convenient location of this chic hotel places... More

5 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.5 / 5 300 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

6 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 139 reviews

111 Little Collins Street Map

Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel offers stylish self-contained spaces set in a central location in the Victoria capital. Tourists exploring Melbourne should not miss venturing to the shopping and... More

7 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 64 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

8 Mantra 100 Exhibition

4 stars
4.2 / 5 51 reviews

100 Exhibition Street Map

Discerning travellers staying in the vibrant city centre for quick trips or long visits find suitable base at Mantra 100 Exhibition Melbourne. Guests at the contemporary and tastefully appointed... More

9 Mantra On Russell

4 stars
4.5 / 5 97 reviews

222 Russell Street Map

Mantra On Russell Melbourne offers discerning corporate travellers and holidaymakers comfortable self-contained apartments conveniently set in a central business location, near entertainment and... More

10 Clarion Suites Gateway

4 stars
4.8 / 5 13 reviews

1 William Street Map

Clarion Suites Gateway Melbourne Hotel makes for a suitable base for leisure and corporate travellers with its comfortable full-service accommodations and quality facilities. This Melbourne hotel... More