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Sandhurst Gaol Tour

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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

Tour operated by: Bendigo Visitor Centre Tours

Gaol Road, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

Sandhurst Gaol Tour

Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from within what was once the Sandhurst Gaol. Discover the symbiotic fusion between 1860s penitentiary architecture and clever contemporary design to create an extraordinary arts and community facility.

Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from within what was once the Sandhurst Gaol. Discover the symbiotic fusion between 1860s penitentiary architecture and clever contemporary design to create an extraordinary arts and community facility.

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

Sandhurst Gaol Tours will operate regularly Tuesdays at 11am and Sundays at 2pm.

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Tour pricing information (GST included)


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

Valid from - Valid to
01/01/01 - 01/01/01

Price from ($) - Price to ($)
$10.00 - $15.00

Days of operation

Departure details: 26/10/16 - 31/12/17

Tue: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sun: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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