Step inside, and explore Geelong Gaol’s history as a colonial gaol, industrial school, militarily detention barracks, maximum security gaol and training prison from 1853 to 1991.
Find out how Victoria’s second oldest Gaol became one of the hardest and coldest prisons in the state to incarcerate men, women and children.
Walk through the main gate and into the cell block and see original prison memorabilia such as the original uniforms, straight jackets, silence masks, even death masks of prisoners.
A stark reminder of early colonial days and how cheap a convicts life was worth.
The cells themselves, over three tiers, are completely stark, cold, soulless and miserable.
Ful details at www.geelonggaol.com.au