Tour the old prison in March (2013)

Dunedin PrisonGuided Tours Available $10 per person

Saturday 2 March 10.30am
Tuesday 5 March 5.30pm
Saturday 9 March 10.30pm
Tuesday 12 March 5.30pm
Saturday 16 March 10.30am
Tuesday 19 March 10.30am
Saturday 23 March 10.30am
Tuesday 26 March 10.30am
Saturday 30 March 10.30am

• Tours are limited to 25 persons and last for 1 hour
• No lift access to upper floors, and not suitable for small children

To book and for other information visit

Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust
65 Every Street, Dunedin 9013, New Zealand
Tel: 64 3 454 5384 Fax: 64 3 454 5364
Stewart Harvey, Chairman

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Events, Fun, Heritage, Inspiration, People, Project management, Property, Site, Urban design

3 responses to “Tour the old prison in March (2013)

  1. ### ODT Online Sun, 3 Mar 2013
    Prison reopens doors as tourist attraction
    By Jonathan Chilton-Towles
    The old Dunedin Prison has been accepting its first inmates in years, but they are tourists rather than hardened criminals. The Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust bought the former prison last year with the aim of turning it into a tourist attraction. Recently the first guided tours, conducted by two former Dunedin Prison employees, have been walking its otherwise abandoned corridors.

    ● Public tours will run right through the month until March 30.

    Dunedin Prison Trust chairman Stewart Harvey said the tours would give people a chance to poke their heads in the door and see what was happening in the prison. The trust is employing Sydney-based heritage consultants MUSEcape to draw up a conservation plan for the prison.
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    Image © Elizabeth Kerr (Cell, prison tour, 16 October 2012)

    • ### October 22, 2013 – 7:00pm
      Dunedin Prison opens its doors to tours
      Dunedin Prison has re-opened its doors, giving people a chance to explore the historic city landmark. Tours are being held at the Victorian prison, allowing a first hand look. The prison has been decommissioned for six years, and its new owners are busy with plans for the future.
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      • ### ODT Online Sun, 27 Oct 2013
        Prison renovations waiting on plan
        By Jonathan Chilton-Towle
        The Dunedin Prison is open for business again but is waiting on a conservation plan before any renovations can proceed. The Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust, which purchased the prison in 2011, has started its season of public tours.
        Trust chairman Stewart Harvey said the trust was currently waiting for Sydney-based heritage consultants Chris Betteridge and Margaret Betteridge to present the consultation plan they had been contracted to do on the prison. The plan was expected at the end of the month. ”We really want to make the prison into a world-class unique experience for tourists,” Mr Harvey said. There were plans to rent out parts of the building for commercial use, as accommodation, or even use as a backpackers, but Mr Harvey said this was all ”pie in the sky” until the conservation plan was done.
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        Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust

        Prison Tours:
        Guided tours are available and are $10 per person.
        For more information and bookings enquiries please click here.

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