• Sandhurst Gaol Tour


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sandhurst Gaol Tours will not be available until Mid 2021.

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. Our knowledgeable guides share the stories of inhabitants old and new, while exploring this world class performance facility.

Sandhurst Gaol Tours will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11am.

Bookings essential through the Bendigo Visitor Centre.

Please select adult, child or concession ticket types.

If you would like to arrange a private group tour please contact the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153, subject to availability. Group rates are available for 10 or more people.

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.

A unique opportunity to see an architectural masterpiece. To see information about other historic building tours available CLICK HERE .

10 Gaol Road, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia

Cancellation Policy

No refund available if you cancel within 24 hours of tour departure. We will be happy to transfer your booking to another suitable time.