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Beechworth Historic Courthouse

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Address: 94 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3737, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 5728 8066
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sit in the judge's chair

The building has been beautifully restored, and you can wander through all its rooms and see musty old law books lining the library walls, spot horsehair wigs on pegs, and hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The building has been beautifully restored, and you can wander through all its rooms and see musty old law books lining the library walls, spot horsehair wigs on pegs, and hear audio extracts of various trials of gold rush villains. One room has case studies of women who fell foul of the law for everything from infanticide to consorting with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Draped in history, this courthouse is a must visit for anyone who is interested in Australia's past. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around the courthouse and it's various rooms on a self guided your which means you can take it at your own pace. Lots of very interesting history to read about. The highlight for me was being... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wow! What a building. Stunning architecture combined with a great story. With the Kelly and Burke museums thrown in, best value for money anywhere. My young girls loved it all!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved it, very informative friendly staff. fascinating insight into life back in Ned Kelly's day. A must if visiting Beechworth.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A very interesting interactive historical tour. The building is a great example of the period. Lots of interesting things to see and read

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Adelaide, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It looks like a modern courthouse, but full of history. See justice from the old days. Learn about Ned Kelly and stand in the dock. An important piece of history

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Australia
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A must see for anyone who visits this area of Victoria.. Make sure you have your camera when you stand in the dock or sit as judge.

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Melbourne
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Well set out and gives a good account of law and order in bygone days. Whilst Ned Kelly is obviously central, some of the other trial stories are fascinating. It takes about 45 minutes to look around in detail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Interesting museum giving a great historical presentation on the courthouse and area. Good memorabilia collection. Very interesting and worthwhile.

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Loved this place, so much to see you could imagine what was going on in there many years ago. Highly recommend a visit

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