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Sandhurst Gaol Tour

1800 813 153

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Sandhurst Gaol Tour

Your guide will explore space throughout this extraordinary arts and community facility, telling the tales that once remained behind the walls.

Price & booking

Price

$10.00 - $15.00

Tours depart every Sunday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am, for group rates please contact the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153.

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 26/10/16 - 31/12/17

    Tue: 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sun: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Bendigo's Ulumbarra Theatre majestically rises from within the walls of the former Sandhurst Gaol, once home to some of Victoria's most infamous characters.

Ulumbarra, meaning 'gather together' in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, is representative of the role the site has played over time; from an indigenous meeting place, to the original Government Camp, later the Sandhurst Gaol and now a magnificent theatre.

Constructed in the early 1860s, the gaol was based n the Pentonville prison model where the wings radiate from a central tower, now the symbiotic link between the heritage and contemporary architecture. your guide will explore spaces throughout this extraordinary arts and community facility, telling the tales that once remained behind the walls.

Transformed in 2015 into a state-of-the-art performance and event space including world class production capabilities it is now truly a place for all to experience.

Memberships:
  • Museums Australia

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Visitor Information Centre