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Looming atop the western horizon in Castlemaine sits a symbol of justice for the Goldfields. First built in 1861 and active for over 130 years, the Old Castlemaine Gaol has seen men, women and children of all ages pass through its imposing wooden...more
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
All reviews guided tour self guided great tour solitary confinement cells jazz festival escape room cafe on site cafe attached great stories down stairs an absolute delight victoria's history night tour spur of the moment via tripadvisor coffee shop an excellent job
I have word from a very reliable source that the gaol will open again soon in the near future as an art gallery and entertainment venue for events such as weddings and so on so forth, so just hold tight :).
Been to the old Gaol for a few events and feeds, always finding something new and interesting. Food has been good, unique layout of venue can mean you are in a little hidey hole.... interesting art on the walls changes visit to visit. The music...More
This was a real treat in the past - history brought to life thanks to volunteer guides as well as a rather nice coffee shop based on the old Governor’s house. Now in private ownership, I am looking forward to and will be monitoring to...More
This old structure on the hill overlooking to town commenced operations in 1861 and operated for 130 years. No longer a jail or a place of historical significance the building was closed and there were reports that it was to be converted into an arts...More
arrived to find only one guided tour this month...so agreed to a self guided tour @ $10 each. 3 corridors, the downstairs kitchen and an exercise yard. Couldn't do upstairs un-guided. Junk everywhere. Café closed. hopefully it will improve.....