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.

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. Parents note – adult themes can be confronting for children.

Please note. We are excited to reveal that the Watch House will be featured in the upcoming film, ‘M4M.’ Whilst filming takes place, the Watch House will be closed to the public on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October, and will reopen at 9:30am on Friday 26th October 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing how ‘M4M’ comes to life when the film is released in ‘August 2019.’