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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 22 September, until Sunday 7 October

*Back by popular demand*

This Spring visit us at the Gaol for an experience exclusively for children during the Victorian school holidays.

Children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up.

Participants will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover all the necessary clues to create the perfect escape plan, without being discovered by the prison guards.

Each ‘prisoner’ will be given a notebook containing a number of riddles, which must be deciphered in order to receive directions to hidden clues.

Once the clues are discovered, prisoners must secretly hunt through the Gaol to uncover the answers to pull off a fool-proof escape plan.

The Escape the Gaol experience will be available for a very limited time only, from Saturday, September 22 2018 to Sunday, October 7 2018 .

The Old Melbourne Gaol is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm, with the exception of Christmas Day and Good Friday.

  • Please note The Escape the Gaol experience is included in your General Admission ticket and is not an adult “Escape Room” style activity.

 

Escape the Gaol – 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 Victorian public school holidays from 22 September to 7 October 2018.

 

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