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Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC, Australia

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    koochikoowa
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    4 Oct 10, 2013

    Must visit! They've opened almost all the chambers and inside each one they have information about the prisoner that stayed there or something else interesting about the place.

    Many interesting stories and see the death masks of famous criminals and the instruments used as punishment. If you really go in and read everything, the whole place can take a good 2hrs or so.

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    Ahboon Net
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    5 Jun 17, 2013

    Its kinda weird but here you pay to get yourself arrested. You'll experience being lockup and stay overnight at the watch house. Also visit the century old prison built in the early Melbourne, and the place that they used to execute people.

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Many tourists are intrigued by the history of the Old Melbourne Gaol. Victoria's oldest surviving prison, which operated from 1845 until 1924, is now one of Australia's most famous museums and attractions. Known to harbor Australia's most violent and notorious criminals, it is the site of 135 executions, including Australian convict and folk hero Ned Kelly. With most of the original architecture untouched, a tour of the historical prison gives guests a bone-chilling experience. Check out the unique souvenirs and memorabilia at the gift shop, or take a candlelight tour of the prison at your own risk!
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