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Escape the Gaol these Autumn School Holidays

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31 Mar - 15 Apr 2018

This autumn visit the Old Melbourne Gaol for an all-new, limited edition experience exclusively for children during the 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 limited time only, from Saturday, 31 March until Sunday 15 April.

The Old Melbourne Gaol is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm, with the exception of Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Children aged five to 15 years.
Family includes two adults and two children.

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  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • National Trust

  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf