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Melbourne General Cemetery

Open Now: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful gravestones

I love walking around old cemeteries to see the beautiful carved stone work that we lack today. The... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Los Angeles, California
Lots of History

There is much culture and history to observe here. The map at the gate shows where some of the more... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne General Cemetery is both a beautiful and historic cemetery. It was established in 1850 and since then there have been over 300,000 burials. The heritage -listed cemetery is one Australia's most important cemeteries. It has distinctive...more
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College Crescent, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I love walking around old cemeteries to see the beautiful carved stone work that we lack today. The decrepit run down tombs also add an eerie ambiance to these seldom visited sites.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

There is much culture and history to observe here. The map at the gate shows where some of the more interesting graves are. They include European pioneer graves back to 1870 or so and some famous Victorians from later periods. Derrimut an Aboriginal leader of...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 29 July 2018

There are very few attractions that's free in Melbourne so this place is really underrated. I recommend coming here and doing a free self-guided tour. It is a must for Australian history buffs. The cemetery is open every day to the public. Getting there: take...More

Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Allocate a few hours to wander respectfully through the cemetery and you'll be rewarded with many interesting discoveries. Former Prime Ministers, Premiers, and even Saints (Sr Mary MacKillop's family are interred here). Quite by chance, I found the grave of prolific Australian writer Marcus Clarke...More

Thank 3-s-j-m
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Melbourne General Cemetery is in North Carlton, not far from the University of Melbourne. You can take a tram: it's a five or ten minute walk to the cemetery. The cemetery has loads of interesting features, including the Prime Ministers' Garden. It's a big...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 March 2018

The cemetery isn't so easy to get to. Although there are 2 tram lines nearby. It's very very big. You can walk from the tram stop to get here. I wouldn't go out of my way again, unless I was specifically looking for someone there.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Great cemetery to walk around and read the headstone. A lot of cities around the world now have old cemeteries as a tourist destination and Melbourne is no different. You can see prime minister garden area for former prime ministers, famous explorers and lots more,...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

So much history here, just a fascinating time wandering around and looking for famous names. Get off at tram stop 115 on a #1 or #6 tram. And for some reason the graves for sale sign amused us greatly.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

It was a long weekend and the administration centre was closed so I don't know if there is any more detailed information about the layout of the Melbourne General Cemetery than appears on the overview signage. I was searching for hours for my great great-grandfather's...More

Thank jagg686
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We walked from Melbourne city, a fair walk but if you like walking it is easy to do. There is so much history here and unfortunately we did not allow ourselves the time having only a couple of hours. I guess if its your 'thing'...More

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