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Beechworth Gaol Unlocked

Ford St & Williams St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
+61 1300 774 766
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Interesting historical tour!

Graham our guide was a personable, informative and interesting tour guide. The tour was well paced... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Purpledi08
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Melbourne, Australia
Great guided tour

Enjoyed a wonderful 1 hour tour of this facility by Graeme. So informative and very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roma S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ford St & Williams St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
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+61 1300 774 766
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"interesting facts"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Graham our guide was a personable, informative and interesting tour guide. The tour was well paced with plenty of opportunity to look and see while listening to the stories of some famous inmates and the harsh conditions endured by those serving time. Surprised to learn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a wonderful 1 hour tour of this facility by Graeme. So informative and very interesting too as it only closed in 2004.

Thank Roma S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely worthwhile. Very informative with understanding of both the prisoners and goalers. Make it a priority visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise! For a couple who booked this tour on the day and weren’t that keen on going, the tour was surprisingly interesting, very informative and a highlight of our Beechworth experience! Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an informative tour! So much history and interesting facts about the jail! You get to see all areas of the Gaol and can walk in and around the cells and court yard. The tour guide was amazing. He knew so much about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The jail is the last remaining regional jail built to a British standard pattern of the day and has held a number of famous criminals. You really get an understanding of just how tough life in jail really was, not only in the 19thC, but...More

Thank libfan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

did the gaol tour with Darren the tour was very interesting and he was very knowledgeable the tour cost $15 and went for just over an hour well worth doing

Thank DogsNewcastle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Beechworth many times but have never stumbled on this part of town. We knew there was an old gaol but had never followed it up. This is a beautiful structure that we believe a group of townspeople have purchased and are in...More

Thank lorrainelawrie
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had an absolute fantastic tour! Great history and highly recommend. Our only complaint was there were near 100 people on our tour which meant we could not hear a single thing while our guide was talking etc... if the tour were restricted to around 60...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We needed a day off the bikes so decided to do the tour. The gaol had a recent and harsh history, closing in 2004. Hard to imagine the harsh rea,ity of being in the cold granite and spartan place not too long ago. The guide...More

Thank Clem C
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Oges473
15 August 2017|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are as far as I'm aware gaol tour is great Beechworth great hope this helps
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