Old Melbourne Gaol

Melbourne Gaol was the setting for the execution of some of early Victoria’s most notorious criminals. Discover the horrifying reality of death masks and the Particulars of Execution, a how-to book on this gruesome subject. If you are brave enough, join a candle-lit Hangman’s Night Tour (conducted four times weekly at 8.30pm, 7.30pm in winter) or a ghost hunt (held monthly). Russell St, between Victoria and Latrobe sts; (03) 8663 7228; open 9.30am–5pm Mon–Sun; at 12.30pm and 2pm Sat the story of Ned Kelly, ‘Such a Life’, is performed (free with entry).

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