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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 2013
Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whilst visiting the wonderful Beechworth recently (my third time) I took another look at the Court Rooms. I was allowed to join a group of people and sit in on the court room experience. FANTASTIC....!! The history of this well looked after building fascinates me. I'm very fond of the Kelly story and this visit only added to my knowledge... More

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Lincolnshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A great story of trial and tribulation in outback Australia, the jury look realistic and the cells typical of the time.

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Yarram, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great history to discover. Curator very good to talk to and knew a lot of history from outside Beechworth as well.

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Melbourne
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

The courthouse is well worth a visit; it has been impressively restored and the experience has been augmented helpfully with audio and written material. Reference to contemporary drawings of Ned Kelly's court appearance reinforce this worthwhile look back in time.

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Drysdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

What a well preserved piece of history. The courthouse is exactly as it was when closed about 20 or so years ago. Has all the old furniture, books and atmosphere. It is great to sit in the room or stand in the defendants area, in the same place as the bush ranger Ned Kelly. As part of the Golden Ticket... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Well preserved courthouse displaying lovely period features and interesting recounts of cases heard there displayed on the walls. The kids enjoyed seeing inside the holding cells and sitting in the judges chair.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The town's people of Beechworth really love to live their history and a visit to the courthouse is testament to that. They relish on the story of Ned Kelly. They tell their stories with much enthusiasm.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stand in the dock where Ned Kelly stood in the court that tried him; walk-in to his holding cell. The fittings are the same was when Ned was there, so you can see what he saw and touch the wood that he touched. Very reasonable admission price.

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

very educational, the history of the area and there characters was amazing. The Kelly trial and the testimonies of the witnesses makes you wish you had been there. Some of the reading of the criminals of the day was very interesting to read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Not a big museum but good for the kids. This one has things that kids can actually touch! They can sit on the chairs and be on the stand, just like Ned Kelly.

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