Convent Gallery, Daylesford

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A former convent turned art center, world-class wine bar, museum, and artisan boutique, Convent Gallery is where history and the present moment meet. Acres of landscaped botanical gardens abut the convent, adorning your view with seasonal flowers, local flora, and serenity. One of the oldest buildings in town, the convent houses galleries featuring local art, shops selling jeweler and clothing, as well as a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. For spooky experience, consider taking the ghost tour of the convent at night. Work out when and for how long to visit Convent Gallery and other Daylesford attractions using our handy Daylesford trip itinerary planner .
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  • Beautiful little establishment with some super fascinating history. Has a little something to appeal to everyone and all senses. Have a beautiful little stroll through the gardens, check out the colou...  more »
  • The history of the building is fansinating - worth wondering around and reading the info cards. The building is filled with interesting art from local artist and artist further afield. Lots of narrow,...  more »
  • Worth a visit in its own right, lots of interesting art located in a great building, make sure you at least have a coffee and scone!  more »
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  • Rating the location and museum (didn’t try cafe though it’s in a beautiful spot and looked popular). This place is stunning and well worth the small entry fee for the amazing views and history tidbits alone. The art is a bonus, and is changed frequently, so you can visit again and again and still find it a refreshing experience.
  • Convent Gallery is set on beautifully gardened grounds. It has a reasonably large and diverse range of art in many styles and mediums. Something for everyone. The architecture of the buildings and their history are also interesting. There's a gift shop with many unique products. I didn't eat in the cafe but they had some delicious looking cakes on display. The $5 entry fee is fair but depending on your likes, there are other (free) galleries in the area that are just as enjoyable, if not more so. The convent is well worth a visit though.
  • Nice place.. surrounding is scenic and awsme.. it has a 5 dollar entrance fee.. the area is really nice cool and calm. Idea for a newly wedded or a romantic couple for a getaway for like 4 hrs.
  • Delicious brunch. Great menu. Belle who served me was friendly & attentive. The convent is beautiful, art works interesting, Chapel serene, gift shop enticing & the gardens stunningly beautiful! Definitely a must!
  • Can recommend. Not everyday one gets an opportunity to see through a Convent. Interesting to see the rooms, school, layout etc. and read about the history and life in a convent. Lots of opportunity for photos inside and in the gardens. Lots of interesting artworks. Many hard to find and unusual items in the shop.
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