Ned Kelly 

100 Ford St Beechworth Beechworth

Beechworth and the surrounding bushland are intrinsically linked to the life and times of the infamous Bushranger, Ned Kelly.

You can follow Ned’s story through the places he was linked to in Beechworth.

Beechworth Historic Courthouse
The Beechworth Historic Courthouse is among the few remaining living history museums in Australia and one of Beechworth’s most visited attractions.

The Beechworth Courthouse is currently home to the Kelly Trials Exhibition.

The Kelly Trials Exhibition provides an immersive 270-degree, wrap around multimedia experience, telling the stories of crime and punishment, governance and law, and bushranger Ned Kelly.

Hosted sessions run daily on the hour from 10:00am, with the last session beginning at 3:00pm.

Tickets are available to purchase online or from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.

HM Prison Beechworth
The prison has been home to some of Australia’s most well known bushrangers including Ned Kelly, Joe Byne and Harry Powers.

The prison also held twenty suspected Kelly sympathisers in 1879 in an attempt to limit support to the Kelly gang. Iron gates were installed at this time as it was feared that there might be an attempt to break the sympathisers out of the prison.

Beechworth Lockup
The Beechworth Lockup is in the main Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct. Prisoners arrested and awaiting trial were kept here on remand until their trials came up in the nearby courthouse. Ned Kelly was kept here in 1871 and his mother Ellen in 1878.