Great history to discover. Curator very good to talk to and knew a lot of history from outside Beechworth as well.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Try the Burke Museum, it's great, you can get entry to both this place and the Burke museum for about $25 but you're in and out of the courthouse in about 10 minutes.
This was the best thing we did in Beechworth. There are some amazing insights into how justice was carried out in the 1800's. It was quick and decisive, I hope they got it right.
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