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Convent Gallery

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Daylesford Victoria Australia 3460 7 Daly St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 3 5348 3211
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Great place to visit

Spent 2 visits exploring this magnificent piece of Victorian history. The building renovations are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen S
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Patterson Lakes, Australia
Fascinating glimpse of history

This was a convent and a boarding school. The chapel, a nun’s cell, the infirmary and what the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richar64
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A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in an historic 19th century mansion. With its decadent retail areas, Mediterranean restaurant, relaxing Altar bar and lounge, restored chapel, nuns museum, penthouse apartment...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bell tower” (21 reviews)
“old building” (15 reviews)
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Daylesford Victoria Australia 3460 7 Daly St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
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+61 3 5348 3211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 2 visits exploring this magnificent piece of Victorian history. The building renovations are just fantastic as is the museum. Its small but well worth the effort. The exhibition rooms would do any State galleries credit. The displays and exhibits were so professionally done. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a convent and a boarding school. The chapel, a nun’s cell, the infirmary and what the guide calls the music room but what former boarders call the dungeon can still be seen. Then in addition, art works for display. There is also a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have done a great job converting the convent into a great café and gallery, but still keeping the building true to what is was used for.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a stunning place to visit. We had lunch at the cafe which was delicious and the service was amazing. All the staff were wonderfully helpful and friendly. We decided to give the gallery a look and it was well worth it. Such a great...More

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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Convent, it is much appreciated! We were thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time & we look forward to seeing you next time you are in Daylesford. Best wishes, Tina Banitska

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must when in Daylesford. The history alone is enriching, the building houses artworks and a welcoming cafe to rest after looking through the Convent

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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Wendy, do pop in & visit us again soon. Kind regards, Tina Banitska

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting the convent every time i holiday in daylesford. The art exhibitions, the cafe and the history of this place is awesome. Friendly staff and amazing views of daylesford and the surrounding area from the convent. Affordable entry price which includes a return visit...More

Thank Karrin l
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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the fabulous feedback! We look forward to seeing you when you next holiday in Daylesford. Best wishes, Tina Banitska

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

No longer a convent, this lovely old building provides a very pleasant way to pass a couple of hours. Some excellent art on display, spread around several galleries on the different levels of the building. We had morning tea in the cafe and finished off...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here last week. What great tasty interesting offerings they have, especially for someone like myself that requires gluten free options.

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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review The Convent, it is much appreciated! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch in our Bad Habits cafe and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Warmest wishes, Tina Banitska

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Twenty odd years ago l visited the Convent. My only memory of that visit is their cafe being very busy and sitting in an annexe to eat. Today my memory bank is filled with the beauty of the artisans whose work is lovingly displayed throughout...More

Thank Dianne H
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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Dianne, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback! It sounds as if you really immersed your self in the many beautiful aspects of the Convent. We do hope you pop in again soon, kind regards, Tina

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little establishment with some super fascinating history. Has a little something to appeal to everyone and all senses. Have a beautiful little stroll through the gardens, check out the colours of the gorgeous and ever-changing artworks in the gallery itself, or a bite to...More

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conventgallery, Owner at Convent Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Paige, thank you for visiting the Convent, we are thrilled to read you had such a lovely experience. We look forward to your next visit, best wishes, Tina Banitska

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June M
25 January 2016|
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hi June yes there is disabled parking entry straight up Daly st. where our function centre is. we also have a lift to access the the first floor. please gicv us a call if you are visiting and we will direct you to the... More
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