Locked Up in Pentridge Prison’s D DivisionBluestone College of Knowledge

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Locked Up in Pentridge Prison’s D Division

Our tours provide insights into D Division's history (Remand prison) and introduces individuals who have spent time in the prison. The tour is conducted by ex-prison officers and former Pentridge inmates.

Join us on a 90-minute tour through D Division and learn about the history of Pentridge Prison.

Pentridge Prison is a heritage-listed former prison located in Coburg, Victoria. It was established in 1851 and holds historical significance as it was initially the first women’s prison in 1894 before becoming the Metropolitan Remand Centre for the Victoria justice system.

Take a step back in time and learn about the history of Pentridge Prison. These tours provide visitors with insights into the site’s history and introduce them to individuals who have spent time in the prison.

This tour is conducted by ex-prison offers and former inmates, providing visitors with a unique and immersive experience.

During the tours, visitors can explore all three tiers of D Division, the condemned and observation cells, hallways, exercise yard, and the site where eleven executions occurred between 1932 and 1967, including the last woman and man executed in Australia, Jean Lee and Ron

Event dates

Event Details

4 Wardens Walk, Coburg, Victoria

Please arrive 15 mins before the allocated tour start time, outside D Division: 4 Wardens Walk, 3058 Coburg (opposite Coburg Town Hall)



Entry fees:
Adults $ 30
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
The tour contains coarse language, and descriptions of violence may be used. Due to its content, the tour is unsuitable for children under 16; it contains potentially distressing material that may be traumatising. Parts of the tour will be held outside, so please dress accordingly. There are stairs included on the tour. Flat footwear is recommended. Tickets are non-refundable. Non-wheelchair accessible. Books and postcards can be purchased on the tour.