The Old Melbourne Gaol has announced an all-new, limited edition experience exclusively for children these 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.
Since its opening in 1845, the Old Melbourne Gaol has held some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, including the infamous Ned Kelly. Today, visitors can experience what it was like for the men and women who were held at the Gaol all those years ago.
The Old Melbourne Gaol is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm, with the exception of Christmas Day and Good Friday.
The Escape the Gaol experience will be available for a limited time only, from Tuesday, December 26 2017 to Friday, January 26 2018.