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General Admission Prices

$30 Adult
$25 Concession
$17 Child (5 – 15 years)
$50 Family (1 adult + 2 children)
$70 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

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

General admission tickets include self-guided entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House (timed entry on the hour), plus an Escape the Gaol booklet and activity for kids.

Bookings essential Visit Wednesday - Sunday
10am to 6pm

Escape the Gaol

10AM - 6PM

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?

Any child admission purchased will receive an Escape the Gaol activity booklet.

We have introduced timed entry to maintain a maximum capacity of 30 visitors per session. Book tickets here.
Please note some tickets will be available to purchase on arrival, but we suggest pre-booking to avoid delays.

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 during your chosen timed session.

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 foolproof 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 will have the duration of their chosen timed session to Escape the Gaol.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 6pm


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