The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned’s mother – Ellen Kelly, many of the Kelly sympathisers and Ned himself, alongside his brother Dan and the rest of the Kelly gang.
The Gaol was constructed in the 1860’s with granite quarried onsite and remains a stunning example of gold rush architecture.
Fascinating guided tours are available of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Midweek tours commence at 11:00am and weekend tours commence at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tour duration is approximately one hour. Tickets can be purchased at the Café at the Old Beechworth Gaol or online.
The Old Gaol Café is open from 9:00am to 2:00pm everyday and operates from a 1964 Airstream Caravan in the courtyard at the Old Beechworth Gaol.
- Family Friendly
- Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
- History & Heritage
- Public Toilet