What’s On

Calendar of Upcoming Events at the Gaol 2019

On this page you can find public events hosted by Boggo Road Gaol including movie nights, special tours and anniversaries. For the latest updates on these events, or to ask questions join our Facebook page.

History Tour

7 Days a week at 11:00am

Discover the 119 year history of Boggo Road, the crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer’s duties, riots and roof-top protests. See the cell of the legendary “Slim” Halliday – “The Houdini of Boggo Road”. Suitable for all ages.

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Gallows Exhibition

Saturday and Sunday at 12:45pm

Between 1883 and 1913, forty-two criminals comprised of thirty-nine men, one woman and two teenagers were executed at Boggo Road Gaol – all were hanged. The last man hanged was Ernest Austin in September, 1913. Visit our exhibition based on punishment and capital punishment. Parental guidance recommended.

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Prison Players Re-Enactments

Returning in February 2020 at 11:00am (as part of the regular History Tour for this date). Stay Tuned.

Since 2001, The Prison Players have been recreating “life” inside its red-brick walls, to thrill and chill audiences – entertaining and educating visitors – school groups, tourists, corporate and professional organisations – through their dramatic visual depictions of the past, using authentic period props and trained people.

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Escapes Tour

Sunday 8th December, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn of the jail-breakers who breached the escape-proof walls of No.2 Division. See where escapologist “Slim” Halliday – “The Houdini of Boggo Road” escaped in 1940. Visit his cell designed to keep him locked up! PG rated.

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Prisoner Tour

Sunday 15th December, 2019 at 11:00am

Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former prisoner – an amazing and fascinating insight into crime, justice and injustice inside this infamous prison. (Please note some of the stories you will hear involve strong concepts and mature content – and therefore suitable for those aged 15 and over)

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Officer Tour

Sunday 22nd December, 2019 at 11:00am

Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former officer – an amazing and fascinating insight into crime, justice and injustice inside this infamous prison. (Please note some of the stories you will hear involve strong concepts and mature content – and therefore suitable for those aged 15 and over)

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