Old Beechworth Gaol

Corner of Ford Street and William Street, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747MAP

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
  • Landmarks and Buildings
  • Restaurant and Cafe
  • Exhibition and Shows
  • Sightseeing Tours

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; 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. Locally roasted Sixpence Coffee and locally sourced cakes are available. Come and sit by the fire and relax or take a tour.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

  • Carpark
  • Free Wifi
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Parents Room
  • Non Smoking
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
  • Cafe
  • History & Heritage
  • Public Toilet