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Beechworth Historic Courthouse

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Address: 94 Ford St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 5728 8066
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Step back in Time..Beautiful Historic old Court House

Very nice place, a real eye opener to some of the history of the Famous Bushranger Ned Kelly. Really enjoyed my time looking around all things old, with such interesting stories.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
MizzyM00
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice place, a real eye opener to some of the history of the Famous Bushranger Ned Kelly. Really enjoyed my time looking around all things old, with such interesting stories.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's lots of Ned Kelly-linked history around Victoria, but the courthouse has much more detail on the wider family history and in particular the details of Ned Kelly's mother are fascinating, such as her numerous marriages and to younger men! Definitely worth a visit as part of your combined tourist pass.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the courthouse, and the insight into the past that it offered. We spent about an hour here looking at the various displays, original furniture, and some of the historical legal stories. If you are a history buff or a legal studies buff, then you are sure to enjoy spending some time looking around this lovely... More 

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Strathalbyn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grandeur of this historical building is stunning. It is exactly how it was a hundred years ago. It was great to be able to sit it the judges chair or stand in the dock where Ned Kelly would have once stood. Definitely get yourself a gold pass when visiting Beechworth.

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Thank Christine F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Visit the information centre in the main street to get tickets to all the historic sites ( except the gaol). Walking tours of the town and of the history of the Kelly gang are held twice per day. These are conducted by passionate historians in character and are highly recommended. The whole main street is authentic with buildings such as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Warm welcome, very interesting displays and a real insight to justice in the 1800's. Would definitely recommend, especially if you buy your ticket as part of the Golden Ticket offerred by the Visitor Information service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We had no plans when we visited Beechworth, so popped into the visitor centre and bought a ticket to see the courthouse. We are not huge history buffs, but this really was an amazing and interesting experience and worth a visit. It is so well preserved and tells the stories of the criminals of the 1800's and Ned Kelly.

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Thank SGWat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I have attended as a parent helper for my daughters grade 5/6 excursion to Beechworth, this wonderful Interactive re-enactment of the Ned Kelly Trial was fantastically done, the Narrator/ guide/ Education officer Keith Warren was brilliant with his knowledge & his genuine passion for the subject, well worth the trip to beechworth (other reviews to follow)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

There so much to see in Beechworth that if time is short you have to pick and choose, but the Courthouse and associated historic buildings should be a must see. The courthouse itself has mock recordings of trial proceedings from the Ned Kelly days and many of the explanatory boards will make you wonder if justice, as it was dispensed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The re-enactment of the Kelly trial conducted by Michael (Kelly look alike) was a fabulous experience and gave a whole new understanding of the Kelly story. Everyone who took part in this 'trial' performed magnificently. It was so realistic 'Ned' thought that he might be on his way to Melbourne Jail and neck stretching exercises! This experience was facilitated by... More 

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