Experience prison life in Melbourne

Have you ever wonder how’s life in prison would be? If you feel like experiencing the prison life, get yourself arrested at the Old Melbourne Gaol. It is an old prison which is now open to visitors whom would like to know how’s life gonna be in prison.

in front of the old prison

the visitor guide

All visitors will be initially ‘arrested’ at the City Watchhouse next door and will be separated by gender. We were soon brought up to the cell area where a security check took place. Next, we were estranged into different cells and they will cut off the lights just to let you feel how it is in a dark cell.

inside the cell

the walkway at the cells area

There is also one special cell for those who have mental problems where it is surrounded by fabric padded wall. This was the first time I ever been in a room like this. Normally I only watched it on tv.

the special cell

the place where the inmates hang out

my friend Kong got arrested

We were then brought to the main building of the gaol which has a 3 tiers of cells with catwalks on the upper floors. In most of the cells there are writings and exhibits which tells the visitors about the history of the building and inmates.

on the catwalk at the top floor

We also passed through the hanging site where the famous inmate Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880. We spent about an hour in the prison taking pictures and reading about the history of the place.

was said to be the place where Ned Kelly was hanged

If you happen to be in Melbourne, make sure you make your way through to this place to for a unique experience.

Details :

Address: Russell between LaTrobe and Victoria Sts., City Center, Melbourne, Victoria
Entrance Fee : AUD$22, night tours AUD$35
Operating Hours: 9.30am till 5.00pm daily. For night tours, please check their website

Website: www.oldmelbouregaol.com.au

One Response so far.

  1. Al Amin says:

    Oh pics are awesome! Next year i a have trip to my uncles house in Australia. I will never miss visiting this old prison and make a lifetime experience. I have also a travl oriented site and my site is about the Himalayas


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