Attractions in Benalla don’t get much better than the Ned Kelly Museum.
Here you can see the bootmaker’s shop in Arundel Street where Ned hid after being charged with drunkenness and riding his horse on the footpath. When he gave himself up to Constable Fitzpatrick after a fracas he was taken in handcuffs across the road to the old court house. Ned’s cell is situated behind the building and is open to the public.
A short walk away is the Costume & Pioneer Museum. The museum is situated just over the bridge at Lake Benalla adjacent to the Benalla mural. The museum houses some fabulous artifacts associated with the Kelly era. One of the most interesting is the bloodstained silk cummerbund Ned was wearing when he was captured at Glenrowan. The portable cell which held Ned on his journey to Melbourne by train is also here.
At Benalla cemetery, you’ll find the graves of many people linked to the Kelly period. Joseph Byrne, Martin Cherry, Dr Nicholson who treated Ned and took his cummerbund, are all here.
Address: 14 Mair Street, Benalla, VIC
Phone: (03) 5762 1749
The Benalla Aviation Museum is bringing to life one of the important histories surrounding the training of RAAF Pilots during the World War 2 conflict, stationed at the Benalla Airfield and operated as 11 EFTS Squadron.
The Museum has as its major goal to have Aircraft directly associated with RAAF training aircraft of yesteryear. It currently operates, in conjunction with Mark Carr of Adventure Flights Benalla, two ex-RAAF training aircraft; a de Haviland Moth Minor and a CAC Winjeel.
Amongst our many projects, we are currently rebuilding a de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth. This will require tens of thousands of dollars to bring it into flight status, an exciting venture.
We have also recently rebuilt a de Havilland DH.100 Vampire Jet for static display.
Address: Benalla Airstrip
Phone: Craig Morrison 0429 629 415