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Beechworth Historic Courthouse

94 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3737, Australia
(03) 5728 8066
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Beechworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We cam strongly recommend a visit to the courthouse. While the Ned Kelly saga has pride of place, the museum shows a complete courthouse as it would have worked back in the 19th century. Interesting exhibits and explanations of the functions of all the rooms. Well worth the hour or so we spent there. There is a lot to interest... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The old courthouse is located across the road from the Visitor Information centre. An interesting tour, but nothing special. I would recommend some of the other sites in town if you are stressed for time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sit where Ned Kelly sat and picture the trial scene. Good presentation of the original Courthouse and its rooms - and good staff who help make it all come alive.

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Croydon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

All interesting. Easy walking between buildings. If you are interested in Ned Kelly visit this as he was initially brought to court here.

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Rome
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

History made easy. Worth seeing. Gives you insight into the way the legal part of the town occurred during the ned kelly era.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Recently visited Beechworth Historic Courthouse, it was truely amazing to see all the old books and listed to audio being played in the courthouse. This history is being lost as it is not taught in our schools. The buildings have a feel about them that is hard to explain but you feel as you walk through the rooms. We took... More

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Mount Annan, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beechworth has a lot to offer, history, food and a little bit of magic to keep the kids amused. There's lot to do, but we just had a quick stop and spent time in the courthouse. the guide at the entrance greeted us with a smile, history information and a bit of magic, yes real magic which put a smile... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Set in a lovely and well preserved sandstone building. The inside of the courthouse was in excellent condition. You can stand in the docks in the very spot where Ned Kelly stood when he was sentenced! The side rooms all have very interesting articles and bits of information. My favourite part was definitely the guy at the front desk that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is in fantastic condition and the displays in the rooms were very interesting. Watch out if you have kids with you as some of the cases described are very disturbing (infanticide, child sexual assault etc). Our kids were having too much fun sitting in the dock and on the bench to notice the upsetting court case descriptions in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nicely renovated. Looks superb inside and out. Very interesting and informative displays pertinent to the location.

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