Sandhurst Gaol Tour

Cultural and Theme Tours

**Please note that the Sandhurst Gaol Tour is currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gift vouchers for future tours can still be purchased by calling the Bendigo Visitor Centre or by emailing **

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 on 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.

Facilities

Service Types

Cultural and Theme Tours Free Wifi

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access

Membership

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation

Services

From $10 to $15

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 11:00am and Sundays at 2:00pm.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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