The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of the most unique event spaces in Melbourne. The precinct is made up of the Old Melbourne Gaol, Former City Watch house and Old magistrates Court Room, and has capacity for up to 120 people seated, or over 500 people cocktail.
To really immerse your guests, there are several interactive tours and experiences to highlight your next event.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Ned Kelly. But who can say they really know him? Famous? Or Infamous ? Criminal or Hero ? You decide.
Home to Ned Kelly’s final days, guests can read up on various historical moments of Ned’s life, try on a replica of his armour, see his death mask that was created, and stand under the gallows where he met his end. You’ll also have the chance to do some one-on-one time with Australia’s most notorious outlaw. Meet Ned Kelly during an intimate virtual reality experience recreating the final moments surrounding one of the most divisive trials and executions in Australian history. This virtual reality experience runs for 4 minutes and is available for guests to under go through out your event.
This gaol is a grim place. It has a dark history. Stories abound of an unexplainable presence. Over many years, these stories come from visitors and staff alike. None have been proved. All are compelling. Join this night tour at the Old Melbourne Gaol — if you dare! Tours are run by guides across the top levels of the Old Melbourne Gaol. It is recommend that up to 20 guests take the tour at a time, and groups can rotate through out the event duration. Each tour runs for approximately 20 minutes. Add a ghost tour guide to your event for those who dare to explore the prisoners still residing in the upper floor cells.
The City Watch House was the place where felons were brought to face justice whether arrested in the streets of Melbourne for minor misdemeanours or being brought before the court for significant crimes. The Watch House was built in 1909 and operated until 1994 and its original interior is complete in every respect.
The Watch House Experience is a 40 minute interactive experience like no other. With a Charge Sergeants as guides, guests are ‘arrested’ and encounter what it is like to be locked up. Pre dinner drinks and canapés are served through out the experience, with a ‘Mug Shot’ photo opportunity on completion.
What dark and grisly stories will the hangman tell you? Join this exclusive guided tour through every corner of the Gaol with the master of the rope, and hear bone-strumming tales straight from the gallows, with no stone left unturned. Book the Hangman’s Night Tour, and stay brave.
To book your next corporate event at the Old Melbourne Gaol contact Showtime Event Group [email protected] or 9682 1777