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Points of Interest

Old Kilmore Gaol 1859-1891

8 Sutherland Street, Kilmore VIC 3764 (See map)
03 5765 4010

The Old Kilmore Gaol was a maximum-security prison in use from 1859 until 1891 when it was decommissioned and used as a butter factory. The gaol saw many escapes and uprisings over its 32-year period of use. Contrary to popular belief, Ned Kelly was never actually a prisoner here.

It has maintained its original bluestone walls and intimidating appearance, but the interior of the jail was renovated during the time it served as a butter factory.

Today the Old Gaol is home to a beautiful cafe that allows you to enjoy a coffee while experiencing the history and atmosphere that surrounds you.


This page was last updated on 19 January 2022.