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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

250 hotels near Old Melbourne Gaol

1 Fraser Place Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 524 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 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

3 Jasper Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 69 reviews

489 Elizabeth Street Map

Offering quality accommodation and personalised services, Jasper Hotel Melbourne is an ideal reside for business and leisure travellers. Guests can visit popular attractions of the city such as... More

4 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

5 Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

19 Little Bourke Street Map

Ovolo Laneways welcomes corporate and leisure travellers to stylish accommodations conveniently set in the Victoria capital. Apart from marvelling at must-see Melbourne attractions such as The... More

6 Pegasus Apart' Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 88 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 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 151 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

8 BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 1238 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

9 Somerset On Elizabeth Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 103 reviews

250 Elizabeth Street Map

Ideally situated within easy access to Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Melbourne City Conference Centre, Somerset On Elizabeth Melbourne makes for an ideal starting point for business and... More

10 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 261 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