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Old Kilmore Gaol 1859-1891

Type:
Historic Landmarks
Location:
Sutherland Street, Kilmore VIC 3764 (See map)
Phone:
03 5782 2754

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.

Guided tours are available of the Old Kilmore Gaol.

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