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Beechworth Gaol




'Beechworth Gaol Unlocked' reveals Beechworth's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance – all within the walls of the gaol.

The site has been used as a place of incarceration since 1855, continuing until the closure of HM Beechworth Prison in 2004. The Gaol is now open to the public revealing a time capsule – allowing the buildings to tell their story.

Our costumed prison warder guides reveal the site's colourful past through three different 60 minute walking tours as you...

Gaoler's Tour
  • Take the place of remand prisoners for a welcome tour of the gaol
  • Get introduced to life in gaol in the 1860-70's
  • Climb one of the four guard towers and take in views over the gaol & Beechworth
  • Visit Ned Kelly's cell
  • Walk the condemned man's walk & hear about the eight men who dropped to their death on the gallows

Kelly Tour
  • Visit Ned Kelly's cell
  • Visit Ned's mothers cell
  • Enter the Gaol kitchen
  • See secret exercise yards
  • Hear about Kelly family inmates
  • Meet Ned's Executioneer

Night Time Turnkey's Tour
  • Experience the Gaol by night if you dare!
  • Join our in-character tour guides & visit cells protected by the spirit of lost souls, encounter ghostly shadows, solitary confinement cells, the gallows which saw the demise of 8 men & autopsy tent as well as other well hidden parts of the gaol.
  • Hear stories of the 4 executioneers who plied their trade here as you help our Gaoler lock down the Gaol for the night.
  • Gain access to areas not seen on other tours of the Gaol.

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Cnr Ford St and Williams Street,  Beechworth 3747, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 1300 774 766 / 1300 PRISON
Map: X922 Ref: E7

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Link www.beechworthgaol.com.au



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