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Where history comes to life, this 19th century prison explores the brutality of prison life, the daring escapes and heritage of the site delivered in a mix of theatrical performances and modern immersive displays.

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Visiting Hours

Explore the gaol in your own time or catch (literally!) our characters in costume as they dare to outsmart the Gaol Warder. For some tall tales and performances by our animated wardens and prisoners check out our tours and performance schedule for entertaining stories on prison life and their attempts to breakout. Good behaviour is rewarded so purchase your tickets in advance online and receive a 10% discount.

Open 7 days 

9am – 4pm 

Closed Christmas Day

Souvenirs & Shop

Raid our museum shop for souvenir and provisions. Grab a souvenir distinctly unique, from produce and merchandise with regional flair to convict keepsakes perfect for the Warder-in-training or sneaky escapee! So make sure you wander through to make your stay (or escape) more memorable.

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Keep A Look Out

Changes are happening to our entrance, but look out for our imposing gates. For the best parking, options are at the Visitor Information Centre & Macquarie Library both offer all day parking. Street parking in Macquarie and Talbragar Streets is restricted, please adhere to the street signage or you may encounter our CBD parking wardens and experience your own brush with the establishment.

A Bus Area is zoned less than 100mtrs from the entrance, on Macquarie Street. Bus parking is available at the Visitor Information Centre only a block away.

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