Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, Beechworth

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Visit Beechworth Gaol Unlocked to see the prison that once housed the infamous Ned Kelly and his gang. This former prison, which was the site of eight convict executions, now runs daily tours and hosts special events. You can choose from four different walking tours, accompanied by costumed prison guards/guides who will take you deep into the site's hidden areas, like the autopsy tent, the gallows, and solitary confinement cells. The site’s colorful past will be revealed to you as you visit Ned Kelly’s cell, walk the condemned man’s walk, and climb one of the four guard towers for a view over the prison. Using our international travel planner, Beechworth attractions like Beechworth Gaol Unlocked can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • did the gaol tour with Darren the tour was very interesting and he was very knowledgeable the tour cost $15 and went for just over an hour well worth doing  more »
  • We have visited Beechworth many times but have never stumbled on this part of town. We knew there was an old gaol but had never followed it up. This is a beautiful structure that we believe a group of...  more »
  • Had an absolute fantastic tour! Great history and highly recommend. Our only complaint was there were near 100 people on our tour which meant we could not hear a single thing while our guide was talki...  more »
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  • Amazing experience! The tour guid knows so much about the gaol and you can hear the passion in his words. Very excited to return after the restoration of Ellen's maturity cell and courtyard.
  • Looks like a fascinating place but it doesn't seem to be open for tours. We ate lunch there but the cafe wasn't particularly exciting.
  • Interesting info but "Way too much talking" and not enough time for photographers.. feel like you aren't aloud to explore at your own free will. And a lot of places left unexplored in the prison.. tour needs changing, but well worth seeing!
  • Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Fascinating to learn about the history of the gaol. Great value at $40- per family.
  • Great experience, very friendly and informative tour and interesting history. Little chilly in spring!

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