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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  • A fabulous experience of the Gaol. Graham was a font of information and extremely entertaining. Throughly recommend this tour.  more »
  • Just been through the Old Beechworth Gaol and our tour guide Graham had so many interesting stories about it’s long history! Great value!  more »
  • Found this by accident, $15 head, well worth the price. Brilliant guide, she was funny, patient, and knowledgeable. Do not go past this major historical site!  more »
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  • Great tour guide in Darren with plenty of knowledge. Although We would of liked to see more of the gaol, all upstairs areas are cordoned off and wardens and guards quarters no included in tour. Well worth it though not for children, they tendered to get bored and speak over the guide and also the guide had to censor himself a fair bit leaving us feeling like we missed out on certain parts of history.
  • Wonderful! Very good guide who knew all the random facts and strange details we were after. Tour is about an hour and covers alot. There is a small Cafe, we didn't use but seems like coffee and cake etc. Only problem was after a long tour my kids wanted to use the bathroom which was locked up so we had to make a mad dash across town to find one. Good to have them open after each tour. Well worth a look and we'll priced for a family.
  • Our tour guide, Rhiannon, was very informative and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed seeing each section of the gaol and learning about the history behind it, as well as learning about the modern use of the gaol until it ceased being an active prison in 2004. Some highlights include Ned Kelly's prison cell, outdoor exercise area, pool, prison watch tower and solitary confinement cell. I'll be sure to go back!
  • Historical and family friendly destination. Food and drink van is by a pleasant outdoor eating area near the main entry. An indoor cafe area housing an Aboriginal art gallery is at the entrance to the main complex.
  • Loved it. Super informative and taught me a lot about the prison and beechworth old history
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