Old Beechworth Gaol
Old Beechworth Gaol
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Old Beechworth Gaol is home to the OBG Cafe, Historic gaol tours, E-Mountain bike hire, Indigo Epic shuttle service, movie nights and venue hire. Historic guided tours run daily at 11am, 12pm, 2pm with a self guided walk around at 1pm. During busier periods we run extra tours. So make sure you visit our website to confirm tour times you can either purchase your gaol tour ticket online, hire a E-Mountain bike and go on a backroad Beechworth riding adventure or book a Bike shuttle. Our cafe is open from 9am so grab a coffee and bite to eat while visiting us at the OBG. FYI - The gaol tours usually run for 45min, sorry no pets allowed on the tours. We look forward to seeing you soon ;-)
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  • SpicksandSpecks
    Melbourne, Australia95 contributions
    Interesting Tour
    Really interesting tour of the gaol. Chris, the guide did a great job at giving us the history of the gaol. He was also sensitive to the group participants and gave people the option of not listening to some parts of the tour (info about the hangings that took place there). It was a good place to start our day of historical sites.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 8 January 2023
  • Graham H
    Melbourne, Australia808 contributions
    Don’t miss the history!
    This is an hour’s entertainment not to be missed when visiting Beechworth. The gaol ceased operating in 2004, and is now in private hands. Tours covering local gold rush history and especially Ned Kelly, are held daily. We joined the history tour (tickets obtainable online). Prices are reduced for seniors! The tour is lively, educational, amusing, and entertaining. Our guide, Daniel, was first rate! There is a cafe to start the day, before the tour, or afterwards. We thoroughly enjoyed the interesting experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Lisa L
    Atherton, Australia43 contributions
    The story brought the gaol alive
    Excellent guide. He really brought the history alive and kept everyone engaged. Do yourself a favour and spend 45 mins learning the amazing history of the gaol and a snippet of the history of the Kelly Gang. Very worthwhile
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Debbie A
    Shellharbour, Australia7 contributions
    Interesting & enjoyable tour
    We had a wonderful visit to Beechworth Gaol. Our guide Graeme was very informative & brought the stories of the past alive! There was a large number on our tour & we had no trouble hearing Graeme. The tour was interesting & he made it fun we all loved it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • gothique4
    Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
    Great historical gaol tour
    My partner and I recently attended a guided tour of the gaol, which was excellently run. The guide was professional, friendly and engaging and made the tour very informative and fun. Would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 May 2023
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Julie D
5 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Interesting tour, guide informative, but thought fee was a little expensive, $25 per head, for what it was. Nonetheless it was enjoyable on a rainy Beechworth day.
Written 11 November 2023
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Carly L
4 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
A must to do when visiting Beechworth, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Written 1 September 2023
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Christina H
1 contribution
Jun. 2023 • Business
A review from The Guthrie Collective

Supported a group of ladies with intellectual disabilities to a historical night tour. It was fantastic. Chris (the tour guide) was incredibly inclusive, took all questions seriously and was very educated. The stories he told were insightful and he captured everyones attention by his enthusiasm and passion for history. The tour length was great, not too long!
Written 20 June 2023
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gothique4
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
May 2023
My partner and I recently attended a guided tour of the gaol, which was excellently run. The guide was professional, friendly and engaging and made the tour very informative and fun. Would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Written 13 May 2023
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Debbie A
Shellharbour, Australia7 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful visit to Beechworth Gaol. Our guide Graeme was very informative & brought the stories of the past alive! There was a large number on our tour & we had no trouble hearing Graeme. The tour was interesting & he made it fun we all loved it.
Written 30 April 2023
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Lisa L
Atherton, Australia43 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
Excellent guide. He really brought the history alive and kept everyone engaged.
Do yourself a favour and spend 45 mins learning the amazing history of the gaol and a snippet of the history of the Kelly Gang.
Very worthwhile
Written 5 April 2023
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Graham H
Melbourne, Australia808 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
This is an hour’s entertainment not to be missed when visiting Beechworth. The gaol ceased operating in 2004, and is now in private hands. Tours covering local gold rush history and especially Ned Kelly, are held daily. We joined the history tour (tickets obtainable online). Prices are reduced for seniors! The tour is lively, educational, amusing, and entertaining. Our guide, Daniel, was first rate! There is a cafe to start the day, before the tour, or afterwards. We thoroughly enjoyed the interesting experience.
Written 6 March 2023
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Susan L
Honiara, Solomon Islands18 contributions
Feb. 2023
Walking tour of old goal, great guide, very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Good knowledge of history and local events, including but not limited to the Kelly gang.
Written 25 February 2023
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Nelly88
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
Great tour and history of the jail. The volunteers who work there are very knowledgeable especially on the Kelly Gang.
I would highly recommend for people of all ages.
Written 2 February 2023
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Barb B
4 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
The tour guide was amazing, he captivated the audience and was a pleasure to listen to. My only gripe was the cost of the tickets were expensive two adults and 1 child $70 for a 45min tour.
Written 19 January 2023
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm