The Old Melbourne Gaol is a former jail, which is now a museum. It is located at 377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000.. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard.

Famous of infamous inmates include Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly and Squizzy Taylor.

The Gaol closed in 1924, during  WW2 it was used as a military prison for soldiers found reported as AWOL.

In 1957, the National Trust of Australia listed the site on its heritage register. The gaol was opened as a public museum in 1972 under the management of the National Trust of Australia.

The Old Melbourne Gaol according The Age newspaper in 2005 receives about 140,000 visitors a year, mainly international and interstate tourists.

If you in Melbournes check it out, it’s well worth the visit.

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