City Watch House

The City Watch House was the place where felons were brought to face justice whether arrested in the streets of Melbourne for minor misdemeanours or being brought before the court for significant crimes. The Watch House was built in 1909 and operated until 1994 and its original interior is complete in every respect.

Pack headphones and be QR Code ready!

Your self-guided entry to the City Watch House includes an audio discovery trail. Immerse yourself in the fabric and discover stories and experience this renowned crime and justice precinct through past recollections and historical accounts.

To enjoy the audio trail, make sure you bring your own smart device with a functioning camera or reader app to scan the QR Codes located around the Watch House. We also recommend headphones so you can be fully immersed.