The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned’s mother, Ellen Kelly, many of the Kelly sympathisers and Ned himself, alongside his brother Dan and the rest of the Kelly gang.
The Old Beechworth Gaol is more than just the Ned Kelly story with many other characters spending time behind bars, and more than a few characters who helped keep them there.
The Rogues, Ratbags and Mongrel Dogs tour is the perfect way to get behind the walls of the Old Beechworth Gaol and see what life would have been like behind bars. The guided tours run at 11:00am and 1:00pm 7 days per week (except Christmas and Boxing Day) with additional tours on long weekends and school holidays. Tickets are available online (via the booking button on this website), from the cafe at the Old Beechworth Gaol or from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.
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