Looking for things to do in Geelong for families ? We have the perfect place to visit – the Geelong Gaol Museum.


The Location

The Geelong Gaol Museum is housed in the former H.M. Geelong Gaol.


About the Geelong Gaol Museum

It showcases the history of the Gaol which has overlooked the township of Geelong for over 170 years, and the men, women and children who spent time behind the walls.

The Geelong Gaol opened its doors in April 1853 and continuously operated in one form or another for 138 years being the longest continually operated gaol in Victoria.

Since its closure in 1991 it has been used as the location of a number of films and television series.

Our first exhibition highlighting 5 prisoners – Rogues & Vagabonds of the Geelong Gaol – is now open.


Open days

Today it is open as a Museum on weekends, every day of the school holidays and public holidays.


Contact Us

Visit our website and make a booking today.

You can also find out more about our Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours (Twisted History).



At Great Ocean Road Locals, we have loads of information on our blogs about this area on the Great Ocean Road.  The opportunities you have to visit and support local businesses are endless.

Read about the interesting coastal towns in our blog, Great Ocean Road Day Trips for Locals


Q When are you open ?

We can cater for school groups and other groups at anytime - please call to arrange!

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  • Saturday01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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