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Address: Ford St & Williams St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 774 766
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Interesting and intact historical gaol

Very intact historical gaol with a number of written signposts around. It has recently been sold and the staff didn't know what was going to happen to the structure. If you... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went there today. Guide knew her stuff but overall nothing special. If you do visit probably better to just take yourself around as plenty of information to read for yourself. Not really missing out if you don't make it to this one.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very intact historical gaol with a number of written signposts around. It has recently been sold and the staff didn't know what was going to happen to the structure. If you haven't been and you're interested in penal history I'd therefore recommend going soon. It is different to other historic gaols around the state. Firstly, unlike others each cell has... More 

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Thank infrequenttravellor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Loved looking around the jail. Was great that they haven't changed much since the closure. Lots of information. The manager on was very lovely. She has great passion and i enjoyed chatting to her. Was a great time

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Thank Kimberley W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very sobering and confronting. However VERY expensive and gaol is poorly maintained. Definitely not value for money. Girl at reception was less than friendly and we found our way around with a tatty self guided booklet.

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Thank Sheryl B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of the old goal it was very informative and fun, the tour went for just under 1 hour, we learnt about past inmates both male and female, also learnt about the death row inmates. Good for those who want to learn more about Ned Kelly. Well worth it.

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Thank Leslie N
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went through with a guide. She was knowledgable and happy to answer any questions. My older kids loved the tour. Not an ideal place to go with a toddler some of the areas weren't safe for her to be walking. Loved being able to look in the cells and see the gallows.

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Thank sweetestthing27
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Found out about this Tourist Attraction through the lovely ladies at the Beechworth Info Centre...would of overlooked it otherwise. Interesting old Gaol, the workmanship that must of went into building it and the grounds around it...Amazing!! Took quite a few photos walking around. Glad the people of Beechworth are protecting their History the best they can. Unlike other areas eg:... More 

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Lae, PNG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Well worth a look. Very interesting place. The whole town is a history lesson. Make sure you try the bakery!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We just missed the guided tour so took the self guided option. The booklet provided was a bit tatty and the numbers around the gaol often hard to find. However I did enjoy seeing the small size of the cells, and getting a feel for how desolate and cold life as a prisoner in there must have been, especially noting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Recently we visited this goal as a point of interest. We enjoy historical buildings and their stories. Disappointed there were no guided tours, we paid our $22.50 each and were given a very ratty copy of a self guided tour. However, the building was very interesting, the yellow line hard to follow sometimes. The static displays are very good and... More 

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