National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Old Melbourne Gaol General Admission

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  • Enter the oldest surviving penal establishment
  • Encounter the spine tingling gaol gallows
  • View the infamous Ned Kelly’s death mask and revolver
  • Learn about people that lived & died here from 1842 - 1929
  • See over 300 items; handcuffs, leg-irons, cell door padlocks & lashing collars
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Old Melbourne Gaol

Visit Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne’s oldest and most feared prison since 1845. Now operated by the National Trust discover where some of Australia’s most infamous characters, including bushranger Ned Kelly and gangster Squizzy Taylor, spent time behind bars.

With your Gaol Day Pass, explore the three levels of the original gaol, see the gallows where over 100 people met their fate, and discover Ned Kelly’s death mask. Learn about the Women and Children of the gaol with special displays tracing their history.


  • Self-guided entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Access to download the audio guide app. Please make sure to bring your smart phone, pack your headphones and be QR Code ready!


  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • RACV tickets and discounts are not applicable for any Old Melbourne Gaol night tour tickets or for the optional guided tour add on (subject to availability)


  • Get a first-hand experience of what it was like for people who lived and died at the Gaol between 1842 and 1929
  • Enjoy self guided access to the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Discover the infamous Ned Kelly's death mask, revolver, body bag & noose
  • Come across the spine tingling original Gaol gallows
  • Encounter the Old Melbourne Gaol collection which is home to over 300 items including; handcuffs, leg-irons, cell door padlocks, lashing collars, leather belts & contraband weapons

Operating Hours

  • 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday-Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Victorian School Holidays open 7 Days 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • For the best experience we recommend visiting no later than 3:00pm to have enough time to see everything we have to offer. Most visitors spend between 1.5 - 2 hours at the Old Melbourne Gaol.


  • Approximately 1.5-2 hours


  • Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

  • Getting here:

BY TRAIN The Gaol is a two minute walk from Melbourne Central Station.

BY TRAM Catch the free City Circle tram no.35 to stop 7 on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets.

BY BIKE There are separated bike lanes on Swanston and La Trobe streets. You’ll find bike racks on and near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets, Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets.

BY CAR The Gaol does not have on-site parking but there is paid street parking on La Trobe Street and several car parks close by including Melbourne Central and QV. There are three parking spaces for people with a disability permit in La Trobe Street.

Additional Information

  • This ticket is proof of purchase of the booked event and must be presented at the time of admission.
  • It is not transferable and only one ticket is valid per ticket purchased.
  • Tickets are not to be duplicated for the purpose of falsifying entry.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • The Event Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry.
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  • Proof of National Trust Membership will be requested at time of admission if you purchase a member ticket.
  • Refunds will not be issued if you are unable to attend the event.
  • If the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued to all patrons.
  • Any data collected for marketing purposes from this event will be strictly in accordance with the Privacy of Information Act.
  • This ticket is GST inclusive.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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