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Sandhurst Gaol Tour

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Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from within what was once the Sandhurst Gaol. Discover the fusion between 1860s penitentiary architecture and clever contemporary design. Our knowledgeable guides will share the stories of inhabitants old and new, while exploring this world class facility.

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.

A unique opportunity to see an architectural masterpiece.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Sandhurst Gaol, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia

Only open to the public during events, visitors on this tour will be able to explore beneith the transformed performing arts space into what was previously the Sanhurst Gaol. You knowledgeable tour guide will share stories of inhabitants old and new, while exploring this world class performance facility.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Use of iPad
  • Entry/Admission - Sandhurst Gaol

Departure Point
Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

Departure Time
11:00 AM

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Bendigo Visitor Centre in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.

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