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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
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Canberra
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful to see buildings intact from mid to late 1800's. Went to several re-enactments recently and they were great and just as much fun for townsfolk as visitors.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fantastic from a history point of view. Great that it has all been maintained. Well worth a visit. Especially the court room itself.

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A thoroughly enlightening historical experience. Get the Gold ticket for $25 which gets you in to most of the attractions and great guided walk tours through Beechworth.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visit the historical town of Beechworth. You will find the magnificently preserved sandstone courthouse that still stands as it was in its original condition. The courthouse is not a grand building in the tradition of modern day structures. It is small, practical, and saturates the visitor with historic antiquity. It is easy for you to harness your imagination and travel... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

liked - activity sheet for my 5 yr old son, plaques in different rooms with stories of various people in history, artefacts in cabinets didn't like - cost. bit pricey for what it is!

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