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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

249 hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

1 Fraser Place Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 520 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

2 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 89 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 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 309 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

4 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 78 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

5 Milano Serviced Apartments

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

8 Franklin Street Map

Travellers in a short- or long-term stay in Melbourne find ideal base at the self-catering accommodations of Milano Serviced Apartments. Guests at this city centre property can learn about local... More

6 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 64 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

7 City Tempo Melbourne Short Stay Apartments

4 stars
4.3 / 5 63 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 Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

4 stars
4.5 / 5 65 reviews

380 WILLIAM STREET Map

Set near Melbourne City Conference Centre and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Radisson On Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne offers a suitable starting point for travellers exploring Melbourne. Vacationers can... More

9 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 64 reviews

270 Flinders Street Map

Citigate Melbourne is a plush retreat conveniently set in the central business district close to tourist destinations in the lively Victoria capital. Holidaymakers can begin exploring Melbourne... More

10 BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 1225 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