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Escape the 21st Century these school holidays

Get locked up at Boggo Road Gaol these summer school holidays!

Steeped in 119 years of colourful history and with so many nooks and crannies to explore, the History Tour at Brisbane's infamous Boggo Road Gaol is a fantastic day out for the entire family over the summer holidays, and best of all, it's affordable. During the school holidays, guests can also enjoy the Gallows Exhibition exploring punishment and capital punishment at Boggo Road.

The History Tour runs at 11am daily during the school holidays and lasts approximately 90 minutes, taking you through jail precincts such as the heritage-listed No. 2 Division, which is still as it was when the jail was closed back in July 1992. Discover tales of dramatic escapes, infamous inmates, lifers, riots, rooftop protests, and the daily lives of prisoners and the duties of officers.

What does the tour include?

  • 90 minute family-friendly History Tour with Tour Guide

  • Entry into historic Number 2 Division, Boggo Road Gaol

  • Visits to the gatehouse, yards, the Circle and ends with time to explore F Wing cell block where prisoners staged a rooftop protest in 1988

  • See the cell of legendary "Slim" Halliday - "The Houdini of Boggo Road" and authentic 1980s prisoner graffiti

    The prices are as follows

  • Children under 5: Free

  • Children aged 5-11 years: $15.00

  • Teens (aged 12-17 years): $20.00

  • Concession (Student, seniors, concession card holders): $25.00

  • Adults: $27.50

  • Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children): $59.00

  • Single family ticket (1 Adult and up to 3 Children): $50.00

    Continue your Boggo Road Gaol school holiday adventure with the 30 minute Gallows Exhibition tour, which runs daily at 1:00pm. Learn about the history of punishment and capital punishment used here at Boggo Road Gaol as well as the fight to abolish capital punishment in Queensland.

    Tickets for the Gallows Exhibition tour can be pre-bought online or on the day at the Gaol shop.

    Please note Punishment & Capital Punishment at Boggo Road Gaol includes displays and artefacts which may be confronting to some visitors (the exhibition is suitable for ages 5 and over and adult guidance is required for children).


    Escape the 21st Century these school holidays at Boggo Road Gaol.

    Bookings are now open through

    While there is limited free parking onsite, there is plenty of free street parking available. Boggo Road Gaol is also situated across the road from the Park Road train stop and Boggo Road bus stop on the busway.

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    Where: 21 Boggo Road Dutton Park
    Cost: $15-$59
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