The Watch House experience gives you an opportunity for a unique encounter with the justice system by being processed and 'charged with a crime'
Between 1913 and 1994 the City Watch House was Melbourne’s central ‘holding place’ for people arrested and awaiting trial.
The police office and cells remain almost unchanged in the 20 years since they were last used.
Here students actively explore this confronting place and its people from different perspectives through role-play, multi-media interpretation and self-exploration.
This is a 30 min activity with an actor performing as a police sergeant in the Old Watch House. If you would also like to access the main building of the Old Melbourne Gaol site you need to book a Gaol Tour as well.
Group sizes are between 15-30 students for both activities.