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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 in Old Melbourne Gaol

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1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 91 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

Great location
Location of hotel is perfect, rooms are clean, shared bathrooms always clean. Free wifi would be nice.
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2 Fraser Place Melbourne

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4.6 / 5 526 reviews

19 Exploration Lane Map

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Perfect location
Probably a bit expensive compare to other 4 stars, regarding room size, but absolute perfect location, quiet street and a very helpful and friendly staff. Good car parking option nearby, with...
27 Jul 2015
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3 Hotel Causeway Melbourne

4 stars
4.0 / 5 103 reviews

275 Little Collins Street Map

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Strategically set in the heart of Melbourne, Hotel Causeway Melbourne provides a boutique haven with stylish accommodations and modern facilities ideal for business and leisure trips. While in the... More

Caring staff for our night in .melbourne
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4 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

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4.4 / 5 262 reviews

328 Flinders Street Map

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5 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

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131-135 Bourke Street Map

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6 Jasper Hotel Melbourne

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489 Elizabeth Street Map

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7 BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel

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8 Pegasus Apart' Hotel

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206 A' Beckett Street Map

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Great way to visit family
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20 Aug 2015
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9 InterContinental MELBOURNE THE RIALTO

5 stars
4.7 / 5 52 reviews

495 COLLINS ST. Map

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10 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

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189 Queen Street Map

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