Plan your visit

Start Your Visit at the Warder’s Residence

Home of the former Prison Warder, the Warders Residence is now the starting point of your Pentridge Prison Tour. Collect your ticket, meet your guide, browse the Pentridge-related book selection or head to Warders Upstairs and spend time exploring the exhibition and collection space.

Visitor Information

  • Find us
    1 Champ Street
    Melbourne VIC 3058
  • Meeting Point
    Tours start at the Warders Residence, in the grassed courtyard beyond the Clock Tower.

    Here you collect your ticket & meet your guide.
  • Opening hours
    Thursday to Monday
    10.30am – 4.00pm
    (last tour at 2:30pm)

    Saturday & Sunday
    10.00am – 6.00pm
    (last tour at 4:30pm)

    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, except during Victorian School Holidays.
    Closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day.
  • Night Tours
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday
    6.30pm & 8.30pm


The former Warders’ Residence is the introduction to our tours, containing multimedia exhibits and artefacts as a depictive precursor of what visitors will see and hear. Visitors can browse our gift shop of historical books and souvenirs to mark their visit.


Warders UpstairsGallery

Warders Upstairs hosts a regular program of exhibitions and installations by local and international creatives who share a connection to Pentridge Prison.

See current exhibition

What’s on

Getting here

  • By Car
    Vehicles can enter Pentridge via Sydney Road, Murray Road, Champ Street and Pentridge Boulevard. Three hours of free parking is available.
  • By Train
    Catch the Upfield Line from Melbourne CBD (Flinders Street, Southern Cross, Parliament, Flagstaff or Melbourne Central Stations) and alight at either Coburg Train Station or Batman Train Station – from there Pentridge is a short walk.
  • By Tram
    Catch the Route 19 tram from Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth Street). North bound from the city, the Route 19 tram runs along Elizabeth Street, past the Queen Victoria Market, along Royal Parade (and past Melbourne University) and then along Sydney Road to Pentridge.
  • By Bike
    Ride along Champ Street and enter Pentridge under the iconic Pentridge Clock Tower. From the south, you can ride into Pentridge via Warden’s Walk or Pentridge Boulevard.
    There are numerous places to park your bike at Pentridge. We even have a bicycle repair station.

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Pentridge Precinct

Pentridge is Melbourne North’s newest destination, connecting the past with modern entertainment and convenience. There is something for everyone to experience at Pentridge.

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

The National Trust is the proud operator of Pentridge Prison Tours. Members receive free access to the tours, as well as more than 1000 sites and properties around the world.

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Visitor Facilities

  • Accessibility
    Tours have been equipped with ramps and other access points to ensure access for wheelchair users as much as possible.

    Due to the Heritage nature of the buildings, access to the upstairs of H-Division is by stairs only.
  • Parking
    Three hours of free parking is available in the Pentridge Shopping Centre Complex.

    Parking Information
  • Food & Drink
    After your visit enjoy a drink or bite to eat at one of the many bars and cafes available at Pentridge.

    Find out more.
  • Weather
    There are outdoor elements to both H & B Division tours. Please make sure you bring appropriate clothes for the forecast weather. Tours will run on wet days so an umbrella may be helpful.
  • Toilets
    Located within the Pentridge Shopping Complex
  • Gift Vouchers
    Are you giving the gift of experience? A National Trust Gift Voucher for a Pentridge Prison Tour is the perfect way to say thank you, happy birthday or congratulations. Purchase here.
  • FAQ
    Have a question? Click here or get in touch with our team.