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Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour

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Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours

Join the team at Twisted History as they explore the Old Geelong Gaol.

Opened in 1853 it would become known as the Myers Street Industrial School for Girls, Prison of the Ill and the Geelong Detention Barracks. It would finally close its doors in 1991.

This tour will share with you stories of Geelong's great escapes, as you are taken to the locations around the gaol where men, woman and children found freedom.

This is a 90 minute tour around the three story gaol.

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  • Departure details: 27/04/16 - 31/03/17

    Sat: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Car park
  • Self guided

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The Geelong Gaol is one of Australia's most intact 19th century convict prisons and is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Victoria. A three story behemoth, it housed a host of convicts, murderers, lunatics and street children under extreme conditions. Four men were executed and one buried within its walls.

Construction began in 1849, the prison was designed along the Pentonville plan to contain convicts being brought directly from England before being shipped across the colony. Tiny cells, lack of toilets and facilities and freezing cold temperatures made Geelong Gaol a virtual dungeon till the day it closed. Closing in the 1990's this is the one prison Chopper Read said he never wanted to go back to.

Ghost and Paranormal tours of the Geelong Gaol run seven nights a week.

Partnered tours are Murder Tours of Carlton and Chinatown in Melbourne