Visit Australia's home to the criminally insane, and Ararat's most visited attraction: the J Ward Lunatic Asylum. Explore the museum, followed by a ghost tour of the home of notorious criminals including Chopper Read, Gary Webb and William Wallace.
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- Free cancellation
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- Duration 2 hours
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- Visit the home of the criminally insane at the J Ward Lunatic Asylum
- Enjoy a eerie ghost tour through the original asylum
- Gain access to the J Ward Museum and buildings not usually open to the public
- A ghost tour of approximately 2 hours
- Museum access
- Ghost host
- Hotel pick-up/drop off
- All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
- Customers must keep distance in vehicles
- The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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Prepare for the activity
J Ward is 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne, with free street car parking. J Ward is a 10-minute walk from Ararat Train Station • Turn right down Birdwood Avenue towards the town centre • Turn right up Queen Street • Turn left down Girdlestone Street • J Ward is located at the end of the street on the right-hand sideOpen in Google Maps ⟶
Know before you go
- There are steps, so unfortunately people with mobility restrictions will not be able to access all areas.
- This is a slow, walking tour so the ability to walk at a slow pace for up to 2 hours is required.
- Minimum age is 12 years old.