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Reviews about Old Melbourne Gaol


Reviewed on 1 Apr 2016

Melbourne's old prison is the oldest Victorian prison in existence. Originally used to hold manic and stubborn criminals, it is now a museum with all the original settings. After purchasing the tickets, you can get the "Tourist Guide" in Chinese. Near the corners of Victoria Street and Russell Street are already dark bluestone buildings, which are now only part of them. That is "cell building". The interior has access in the middle and three-storey single cells on both sides, which are still very cold even in summer. It showcases all kinds of torture tools, such as hanging table, whipping platform, whip, handcuffs, fetters and so on. It is shocking. 104 executioners were executed here, and Ned Kelly, the first member of an Australian legendary band of robbers, was hanged in 1880. Hand-made helmet, armor and other death masks used in his final battle with the police were displayed. Every day, the museum has a prison experience activity, Watch House Experience. Interested visitors may wish to pay attention to the schedule of the day's activities when they enter the museum. They can attend the event 10 minutes before the event starts. After the event begins, you will get a Charge Sheet, which records the name, address, charges, location of arrest, etc. "Prison Guard" will give a few minutes for each visitor to remember these contents, and then "Prison Guard" will take you "Prison Guard" into prison, and urgently ask you to follow his instructions, including a symbolic body search, etc. The atmosphere was created as it really was. Men and women tourists are divided into two groups, each locked in a confinement room, narrow space, claustrophobic environment, people feel the oppression of suffocation. The whole experience lasts about 30-40 minutes. After experiencing "imprisonment", visitors can take a picture of a prisoner with a number in front of the scene. If they like, they can print out the number in the souvenir shop as a souvenir. After the experience, he did not take "prisoner photo"

Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
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