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Burke Museum

Dating to 1857 when it was the Beechworth Athenaeum, this is one of Australia's oldest museums. It was renamed in 1861 in tribute to the famous explorer Robert O’Hara Burke – police superintendent at Beechworth from…
Museum in Beechworth

Ned Kelly Vault

Within the original subtreasury building (c 1858) where gold was stored, is this exhibition space dedicated to Australia's most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. There's detailed info on the Kelly story, as well as on…
Historic Site in Beechworth

Beechworth Asylum

One for those into dark tourism is this creepy, old 'lunatic' asylum, decommissioned in 1995, which sits on Mayday Hill overlooking town. While a lot of the buildings have been redeveloped into hotels and residentia…
Historic Site in Beechworth

Old Beechworth Gaol

In late 2016 a consortium of locals banded together to buy the historic 1860 Beechworth prison in order to save it from being developed. Join its 'Rogues, Rat Bags and Mongrel Dogs' tours, held most days during the …
Historic Building in Beechworth

Beechworth Courthouse

The Beechworth Courthouse is notable for Ned Kelly’s first court appearance; see the cell where Ned was held in the basement behind the Shire Hall. There are stories of other notable trials, and an interactive jury …
Museum in Beechworth

MB Historic Cellars

Only open during the week is this old brewery that today produces traditional cordials that you can taste. On the same premises are the brewery museum with paraphernalia and the National Trust Carriage Museum, displ…
Monument in Beechworth

Golden Horseshoes Monument

The Golden Horseshoes Monument is where, in 1855, a horse was shod with golden shoes and ridden into town by candidate Donald Cameron on the nomination day of Victoria’s first parliamentary elections. The Victorian-…
Museum in Beechworth

Telegraph Station

You can send a telegram (national/international $2/4) to anywhere in the world from the Telegraph Station, the original Morse-code office. There's a railway museum at the back (entrance by gold coin donation).
Gardens in Beechworth

Chinese Gardens

Down near pretty Lake Sambell you’ll find the pleasant Chinese Gardens, a tribute to the Chinese gold miners. As of 2017 it was being redeveloped.
Landmark in Beechworth

Town Hall

Beechworth's grand historic town hall dates to 1858, and today is home to the visitor centre.