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Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct

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The Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct is a collection of nationally significant buildings telling the story of how Australia grew and prospered. These buildings played an integral role in the administration of North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales.

Beechworth Historic Courthouse:
One of Beechworth's most visited attractions the historic Courthouse is a beautifully preserved living history museum and the site of some of the dramatic events of gold era Australia, including the trial which sealed Ned Kelly's fate. Daily Courthouse tours are available to visitors.

Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum :
One of Australia's oldest museums, the Museum boasts a fascinating and historically significant collection of more than 30,000 individual items, many dating back to more than 150 years ago and some linked to famous figures of history such as Dame Nellie Melba and Robert O'Hara Burke. Highlights include an extensive collection of Aboriginal artefacts; Chinese, Goldmining, Natural History and the 19th century Street of Shops.

Ned Kelly Vault:
The largest collection of Ned Kelly memorabilia, images and artefacts this museum building takes you on a journey to understand the man and the interest his story has generated. The exhibition features a rifle used by Ned Kelly - Betty, the armour suit worn by Mick Jagger in the move Ned Kelly and a reproduction of the Jerilderie Letter.

Telegraph Station:
Built in 1858, the Telegraph Station once linked the town to the outside world through the medium of Morse code.

Powder Magazine:
Built in 1859 (restored by the National Trust in 1966) and of solid, buttressed granite, with a slate roof and surrounded by a high stone wall, the Powder Magazine was used as a storage room for large amounts of gunpowder used in quarrying and mining.

Content: Indigo Shire Council

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Type Entry cost
$15.00 - $50.00

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