Old Beechworth Gaol Tours 

Corner William Street & Sydney Road Beechworth Victoria

Get behind the walls and hear about the more than 120 year history of the site.

Opening in 1864, The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post-European cultural sites. With more than just the Ned Kelly story, having many other characters spending time behind bars and more than a few who helped keep them there. This is a historical attraction that should not be missed.


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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. 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. Guided tours of the Old Beechworth Gaol run seven days a week at 11:00am and 12:00pm with more scheduled on busy holiday periods. Tour duration is approximately 45 minutes. Ticket sales can be found on the website. All up-to-date information is available on the website.

Be taken into the inner sanctum of the Gaol cell wings and courtyards and hear some of the history that happened within the, over 100 year old building.