The Old Scone Lockup and Courthouse Theatre
Interactive History and Ghost Tour!
Come along and experience two unique locations that sit directly next to each other in the historical town of Scone!
Make your way through the Old Scone Lockup and Old Courthouse Theatre and discover the history and stories from the past and get interactive with a wide range of paranormal devices!
The Old Scone Lockup is the second lockup after the Scone’s first lockup was flooded in the 1850’s which was located on the corner opposite the Scone’s second lockup building!
During the 1850’s floods the Constable pushed his only table into the cell for his prisoner to stand on as the water rose, while he hurried off to find someone in authority who could answer his question! “Do I let him out or let him drown?”
The old Scone lockup contains a second ceiling lying crossways above the first to form a double ceiling very difficult to break through! Discover the cells and prisoners yard with high walls of plastered brick topped with jaggered glass to prevent escape!
A murder has also occurred here!
Next door at the Old Courthouse Theatre houses the first Scone a courthouse built in 1849 situated at the rear of the building! Designed and constructed by Mortimer Lewis from hand made bricks with a fabled roof and a small wing to the rear!
In 1882 a new Courthouse was built which was directly in front and is a rendered brick building on a sandstone base also with a gabled roof and verandah!
After the buildings use as a Courthouse it was also used to store pesticides for the prickly pear authority! It then became the headquarters of the Amateur Dramatic Society! There are many wonderful stores, cafes and restaurants in Scone which are also housed in some of Scone’s historical buildings!
Old Scone Lockup 7pm to 8pm
Old Courthouse Theatre 8pm to 10pm
Please wear comfortable footwear
18+ years / 13+ years accepted with an adult 18+ years
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and light snacks will be available