Murray River Region Sights

Burke Museum

  • Loch St. Map It
  • Beechworth

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This 150-year-old museum takes its name from Robert O'Hara Burke who, with William Wills, became one of the first white explorers to cross Australia from south to north in 1861. Burke served as superintendent of police in Beechworth from 1856 to 1859. Not surprisingly, the small area dedicated to Burke is overshadowed by the Ned Kelly collection: his death mask, replicas of the Kelly Gang's armor, and some memorabilia that give insight into the man and his misdeeds. The museum also displays a reconstructed streetscape of Beechworth in the 1880s.

Sight Information


Loch St., Beechworth, Victoria, 3747, Australia

Map It



Sight Details:

  • A$8
  • Daily 10–5

Published 08/07/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Murray River Region

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.