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“Excellent tour”

Beechworth Gaol Unlocked
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Beechworth
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

A great experience for us all. I enjoyed it how the staff member pretended to be a prison guard and speak to us all as if we were all prisoners at the beginning of the tour. It was interesting to see old crime scene photos, see the inside of the prison and listen to the history of the place.

Visited January 2013
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Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“very interesting tour”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

pleanty of history and interesting stories in this tour. A little bit expensive but you will get a lot out of it.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

This was a fabulous experience. The tour began with guide, Darren, treating the tourists as inmates - having everyone line up for a jewellery search etc. While entertaining, I was pleased this role play didn't continue.

Darren took us around all areas on the prison and shared fascinating facts and stories about all aspects of life at Beechworth Gaol.

Time went so quickly - the tour went for about 80mins (advertised as 60mjns). Personally I could have spent all day listening to the history of this amazing establishment!

Well worth a visit. The only downside was the website which needs updating with tour information.

Thank you, Darren!

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It went alright.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Was a bit dissapointed it wasn't self guided like most, you had to go on a Tour and I had a 2 year old with me, The Guide was very understanding of my Daughter attemping to hang him and such.

I read another review YES the outside where you do walk thru is appauling grass up to your torso and in this weather someone could easily be bitten by a Snake.

The Tour Guide was lovely- did some Role play and he also was very knowledgable and was very sympathetic at times toward's the inmate's who were kept in side of Beechworth Gaol.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Possum - Gippsland”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Was absoutley disgusted with the state of the gardens - very untidy, keen high grass
Beechworth Goal Sign falling off
Information guide state Goal open 7 days a week - tours are conducted all day - what a farce - not open Wednesdays - only
2 tours a day
Very small sign inside gate - hard to see - advertising tours times/opening times
No one in Reception - rang bell no one bother to answer
You the people who own/run the Beechworth Goal should be
ashamed of yourselves - the Goal is part of Australian History
My friend and I travelled a long distance to see the Goal

Visited November 2012
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