Visit the honey-coloured buildings on a tour of the fascinating Historic & Cultural Precinct. First is the Beechworth Courthouse, where the trials many key historical figures took place (including Ned Kelly and his mother). Ned was committed to trial for the murders of constables Scanlon and Lonigan here in August 1880. Ned’s cell is behind the Shire Hall; his mother’s is behind the courthouse. Send a telegram to anywhere in the world from the Telegraph Station on Ford St, the original Morse-code office. Just like old times!