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General Admission Prices

$28 Adult
$23 Concession
$15 Child (5-15 years)
$65 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
$48 1 Adult Family (1 adult + 2 children), $5 extra child on family tickets

Please note the Escape the Gaol activity is aimed at ages six and up.

General admission tickets includes self-guided entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol, a guided Watch House Experience and an Escape the Gaol booklet and activity for kids.

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Escape the Gaol

9.30AM - 5PM

Saturday 21 December, until Sunday 26 January

Kids can become inmates on a mission to hatch the perfect escape plan. Solve the riddles, find the clues, and keep your eyes out for the guards!

Escape the Gaol is an immersive and educational scavenger hunt activity aimed at ages six and up.

  • Please note The Escape the Gaol experience is included in your General Admission ticket.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book Escape the Gaol?

You do not need to pre book as tickets do not sell out. Any child admission purchased will receive an Escape the Gaol activity booklet.

What are the session times?

The Escape the Gaol activity booklet is designed to be completed as you self-guide throughout the Old Melbourne Gaol. Simply arrive any time between 9:30am and 3pm. Allow 2hrs approximately to ensure you make the most out of your time at Old Melbourne Gaol.

Is it like an escape room?

No, Escape the Gaol is an activity booklet containing a number of riddles and puzzles which must be deciphered in order to receive directions to hidden clues. Once the clues are discovered, prisoners can hunt throughout the Gaol to uncover the answers to pull off a fool proof escape plan.

What age is it recommended for?

The Escape the Gaol activity booklet is designed for children 6 and above.

How long will it take?

As the Escape the Gaol booklet is included in any child general admission ticket, participants can take as long as they like between 9.30am and 5pm to Escape the Gaol

The Escape the Gaol experience will be available only during the school holidays from 21 December 2019 to 26 January 2020. 


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