Nestled in the heart of Geelong is Victoria’s most intact gaol 19th century gaol. For 138 years it was once home to the states most infamous and dangerous criminals, lunatics and children.

Known to the prisoners themselves as the Prison of the Ill or the Seaside Resort, it was at one point an Industrial School for Girls. But no matter how you arrived, it was a place many would try to escape from but many would never leave alive….

When darkness falls, join our costumed guide to be led by lantern light deep into the heart of Victoria’s early colonial convict history as we explore the darkened halls and cells where convicts lived in extreme conditions, hearing stories of the prisoners, executions and of course, ghosts.