Walking Tours

Guided walking tours
Discover Ned Kelly and Beechworth’s golden history

Beechworth’s Historic & Cultural Precinct offers two informative and entertaining one hour and fifteen minute long guided walking tours every day of the week which are perfect for both individuals and groups and suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

Led by our expert local historians through the picturesque streets of this perfectly preserved Gold Era town, the tours are a lively and enjoyable way to learn about Beechworth’s rich and colourful past.

The fascinating Echoes of History guided walking tour departs from the Visitor Information Centre at the historic Town Hall, opposite the Courthouse at 10.15am daily. It tells the story of the Gold Rushes of the 1850s in Beechworth, once the richest alluvial goldfield in Victoria. Visitors will learn the stories behind historic buildings, people and events that helped shape Beechworth.

The tour visits many of the buildings associated with governance on the goldfields and the Gold Era commercial buildings still operating today.

Australia’s most famous bushranger and his links with Beechworth are the focus of the Ned Kelly guided walking tour which departs 1.15pm daily from the Visitor Information Centre.

From June-August  Monday to Friday we offer one guided walking tour at 10.15am combining the best of both tours.

Visitors on the Tour will see many of the buildings associated with the Kelly legend and hear the stories behind the events which eventually brought the Kelly era to an end. They will learn about Ned Kelly’s mother, Ellen, sentenced at Beechworth Courthouse to three years hard labour. Walking tours also visit Harry Powers’ Cell where the ‘Gentleman Bushranger’ and mentor to a young Ned Kelly spent time on remand and they will learn how the murder of Aaron Sherritt contributed to the downfall of the Kelly Gang.

 



B U R K E   M U S E U M
Loch Street Beechworth 3747
Phone 03 5728 8067 | email burke_museum@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
Open 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) daily except Christmas Day