City Watch House


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be arrested?


The Watch House Experience is a 40 minute interactive experience like no other. With a Charge Sergeant as guide, visitors are ‘arrested’ and encounter what it is like to be locked up.

Nothing has changed in this minimalist site since the police and inmates left in the 1990's. After the role play, visitors self guide through the watch house taking in sound points and multi media imagery that is educational and informative.

*Parents note - adult themes can be confronting for children.

Arresting Experiences occur daily and are included in the admission ticket for the Old Melbourne Gaol - Crime and Justice Experience.

Teachers, find out about school programs held in the City Watch House.

Explore the Watch House for yourself.

Visitors explore the Watch House.