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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published August 6th 2013
Shop amongst the prison cells, now that's unique
Just the name of Pentridge is enough to put a chill in one's mind and soul - it has such connotations of an infamous prison! However there is now a new reason for you to visit Pentridge. It is now the site of a new farmers' market and artisans market.

Shop amongst the Prison Cells, pretty sure it wasn't like this in the past.

Every Sunday the infamous grounds of Pentridge play host to this wonderful iconic market and to add a really unique twist to this, the produce and craft will be sold from its very prison cells and the outdoors surrounds. Now that's certainly something to get you and your friends talking.

Bring the kids along to enjoy a farmers' market whilst explaining to them the colourful history of the location.

Pentridge was built in 1850 and was closed as a prison in 1997, It still stands as a historic bluestone complex, which now begins a very new chapter and hopefully with very different memories.

Much of Pentridge has now been developed into housing apartments and businesses, and in division 13 you will find this wonderful weekly market with such an interesting array of artisan wares.

You can share some organic hot soup while you are wandering around or perhaps enjoy some unique Australian snacks and a good coffee. Prison life never looked so good!

To add a twist, in this fun new section, there will also be a range of Melbourne's buskers - where they can share their talent with you and entertain the kids and market shoppers alike.

The Pentridge Farmers' and Artisans market is held every Sunday and is located at Division 13, Urquahart Street, Coburg.

It has free entry.

Open every Sunday from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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Why? Great farmers & artisans shopping in a unique environment
When: Every Sunday 9.00 am - 2.00 pm.
Phone: 0415 754 666
Where: Pentridge Prison, Division 13, Urquahart Street, Coburg
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
Pentridge certainly has been refaced. The market looks quite good.
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 3202 days ago
Went there today I found it good and definitely unique!!! Not a lot of stalls at the moment but it has huge potential. It had a friendly atmosphere and I think once people here about it. It will be awesome.
by Jeanine (score: 0|5) 3198 days ago
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