Old Beechworth Gaol

Old Beechworth Gaol: Hours, Address, Old Beechworth Gaol Reviews: 4/5

Old Beechworth Gaol
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The Old Beechworth Gaol historic guided tours run at 11am and 1pm Daily. Tickets are available from or cafe on the day, the cafe opening hours are 9am to 2pm. Please note The Old Beechworth Gaol is a double vaccinated venue, all guests are required to sign in via the QR code or manually at our point of sale and provide confirmation of being double vaccinated at this time. We are currently allowed 40 inmates per guided tour with the tours usually taking 1 hour.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Luke P
Southbank, Australia44 contributions
Great tour with lots of facts and free time
Nov 2021 • Friends
Really good tour of the facility and history behind it. Got to hear about Neddy and enjoyed the free time to explore the grounds.
Written 20 November 2021
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Rachael H
14 contributions
A must do!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Absolutely loved this tour, despite the COVID limitations. Graham was a wonderful tour guide, and we have talked about his stories for the rest of the day. Thanks so much!
Written 16 October 2021
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Jess C
2 contributions
Thrilling!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very informative, our male tour guide Graham was knowledgeable and allowing us to explore and look around in different cells, throughly enjoyed learning about the history from the prison!
Written 11 July 2021
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Sharlsandco
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
worth doing
Apr 2021
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and her information about the gaol was interesting covering the historical, and more recent aspects of prison life. The guide allowed plenty of time to explore, and ensured everyone had time to look at what they wanted. Reasonably priced. 2nd level was off limits (worksafe Vic has an issue with the stairs apparently. although they will allow people to walk around the old asylum), which was disappointing.
Written 14 June 2021
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1joyful
Hobart, Australia1 contribution
Great tour
May 2021
Definitely visit
The tour is great value
Very informative
Our tour guide was graham
He was excellent , we really enjoyed
This tour
Written 15 May 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,756 contributions
Historically Significant
Apr 2021
The Old Beechworth Goal was constructed in the 1860's from local stone and has an interesting history of people it housed , including Ned and the Kelly gang and some family members. It is an impressive building but not open when visited.
Written 20 April 2021
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FridanDiego
Sydney10 contributions
Enthusiastic guide who managed a large group well
Apr 2021
A very interesting tour -worth staying through to the end to find out more about different inmates and their personal plights. Guide was very personable and provided a good amount of info in small chunks so you could absorb the place and it’s stories.
Written 15 April 2021
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Pagooda
5 contributions
Eerie but Wonderful
Apr 2021 • Family
We had a lovely tour of the Gaol which was led by a very informative guide. The gaol was certainly a tough life for those incarcerated. An opportunity for improvement would be to re-enact a hanging and or flogging to provide an even more authentic experience
Written 9 April 2021
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melbourneros
Point Lonsdale, Australia330 contributions
Entertaining and informative
Feb 2021 • Couples
Graham our guide was very well informed , a natural story teller and very entertaining. The tour was 90mins and we visited every area of the old Gaol . One of our most enjoyable local tours . Must do if in Beechworth - we got last two tickets at 1000am for Sunday 11 am tour . Suggest get in early .
Written 27 February 2021
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yvonne e
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
Outstanding tour guide.
Feb 2021 • Couples
Really interesting tour. Lots of history about prisoners . Too 1 hour and was well worth it. Cafe on site as well.
Written 11 February 2021
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Old Beechworth Gaol is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM