Cnr Swanston & Myers Streets,
ph 5221 8292
Explore one of Geelong's darker sides with a visit to the old Geelong Gaol, which has recently been reopened, not for prisoners but for tourists.
This bleak and scary building was built in stages from 1849 to 1864 and was designed on an English prison called Pentonville. it was built by prisoners who slept on high security barges on Corio Bay.
In today's terms the prisoners lived in appalling conditions with freezing stone walls and iron bars.
This prison was used right up until 1991 when a new "hotel style' prison was built near Lara.