Dating back to the 1840s and responsible for hanging 136 people, including the infamous Ned Kelly, Old Melbourne Gaol was a symbol of authority until its closure in 1929. If you are looking for a history lesson involving stories of colourful characters, this could be right up your alley! Old Melbourne Gaol is home to the revolver Ned Kelly was carrying at the time of his capture in Glenrowan. Take in the free live performance of ‘Such is Life’, where visitors can learn the story of Ned Kelly’s life. Or experience something truly haunting – the Hangman’s night tours. Follow the legend of Michael Gateley, the most brutal hangman in Melbourne, by candlelight.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Address: 377 Russell Street, Melbourne, Melbourne
Phone: 03 8663 7228
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