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Melbourne Historical Walking Tour: Crime, Gangsters & Lolly Shops provided by Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

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Departure Point
282 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A tour booklet featuring photos of the characters discussed along the way.
Exclusions
  • Please bring along your own food and drinks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Belinda P wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Was absolutely blown away by this tour, so much history and so much to learn. Even though I’m from Melbourne I learnt so much I never knew and Michael was able to paint such a clear picture of by gone times. Michael is so enthusiastic when telling the stories of Marvelous
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Enya wrote a review Feb 2020
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This tour is a must do! Michael is a great tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. He really keeps the group engaged with his knowledge on the history of the eastern part of Melbourne CBD. Who knew there was so much history in such a short walking distance! Thank you Michael
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lewoo wrote a review Jan 2020
93 contributions14 helpful votes
Congrats on building such a strongly supported narrative of the underworld lifestyle in the early 1900s. The tour was well organised, I loved that there were photo booklets for group members to refer to and quotes read from primary documents that gave a taste of the language and
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Walking Tour: Crime, Gangsters & Lolly Shops
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and really appreciate the review. All the best, Michael
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imhere47 wrote a review Jan 2020
California7 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved learning all about the criminal history and interesting information about Melbourne! Definitely a "must do".
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Walking Tour: Crime, Gangsters & Lolly Shops
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thanks for the review. Really glad you enjoyed the tour. It was great meeting you all and hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia, thanks, Michael.
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Camille P wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia2 contributions
This is a fascinating tour that covers the social/criminal history of the Little Lon. Lots of stories, scandal, and interesting characters. A well researched tour that complements the Little Lon display at the Melbourne Museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Michael S, Owner at Melbourne Historical Walking Tour: Crime, Gangsters & Lolly Shops
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thanks Camille! Really happy that you enjoyed the Gangsters, Brothels and Lolly Shops tour. It's an amazing part of town with such rich history, thanks again, Michael
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carolebP1994DI
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Fitzroy Crime Tour walkabout
An insight into the underbelly of the crime gangs and goings on around the turn of the century. Michael gave an in
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121kevy
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wonderful afternoon for a walk
What a great way to spend and afternoon, walk through history with a knowledgeable guide. looking forward to doin
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BangkokTom
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Travelling half-way around the world, just to have your tour cancelled
The tour operator asked me to cancel this tour, which I had planned to do, and booked for more than 8 months, and w
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SuzyJBrown
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A Fabulous Step Back into History
Michael is the consummate tour guide with an extensive knowledge of the 1890s-1930s crime scene in Melbourne. He is
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NannyStanz3629
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Gangsters Brothels and Lollyshops Crime Tour
Loved Michael’s informative knowledge and passionate commentary. Loved his 2 hour tour which included a walk throug
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oneil6
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Wanted more actually
This was an amazing tour. We stated just stayed near.by where Squizzy Taylor lived. The history of Melbourne is fan
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lisapZ3468BK
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A great history story teller
Just do it A wonderful insight into Melbournes early days , the best 2 hours of history , great stories of some
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Jane T
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Fantastic afternoon
Thank you Michael for such a fun afternoon. the extent of your research and passion is amazing. We walked on a hot
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503annie
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A fascinating history walk!
Thank you Michael for your excellent presentation on the early history of some characters of Melbourne of which I
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Zaidierainbow
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Fantastic. Brings history to life.
A fascinating foray into the underworld of early Fitzroy. Take a journey back in time when the streets of Fitzroy w
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diane h
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Hidden Fitzroy
Great walking tour of hidden past tales of colourful characters of Fitzroy and Richmond. Very informative historian
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Connector06512258228
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Great tour
This was a very informative tour given with interest and an excellent knowledge of the goings on in the area way ba
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BixFamily
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Very knowledgeable guide. Interesting stories.
The tour was quite interesting - especially the second half when all of the brothels and lolly shops (candy shops)
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playwithsons
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A piece of Melbourne history
Led by our extremely knowledgable tour guide, we visited places previously unknown to us and got a greater understa
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Louise M
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Playing tourist in our backyard
Every inner Melbourne resident should do this tour. You will never travel on the 86 tram through Fitzroy and look a
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