Escape the Gaol – Winter (2019)

Kids are invited to Escape the Gaol during the winter school holidays!

*Back by popular demand*

This winter visit the Old Melbourne Gaol for an experience exclusively for children during the school holidays.

Kids will 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 Escape the Gaol 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 Escape the Gaol 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.

The Escape the Gaol experience will be available only during the school holidays from 29 June to 21 July 2019.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm.


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 (and parents).

Tickets are available on arrival at Old Melbourne or can be pre purchased.

Planning your visit


Open every day from 9.30am to 5pm


Christmas Day, Good Friday,

Entry Fees:

Adult: $28
Concession: $23
Child (5 - 15 years): $15
Family (2 Adults + 2 children under 15 years): $65
Single Family (1 Adult + 2 children under 15 years): $48
Additional Child: $5
Audio Guide: $5

Prices effective as of 1st July 2017

A Virtual Reality headset is available for mobility challenged visitors courtesy of the State Trustees Australia Foundation.

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