Glenrowan Cobb & Co Museum - Glenrowan, Victoria, Australia
S 36° 27.832 E 146° 13.296
55H E 430257 N 5964318
Quick Description: An interesting museum in the main street of the historic town of Glenrowan, the 'Keeping Place of the Kelly Legend'.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 4/27/2012 3:48:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMEAEA
The Glenrowan Cobb & Co Museum is a large underground cellar museum specialising in the "Kelly Outbreak" and other notorious Australian Bushrangers. The building is a replica of the original Cobb & Co Change Station which was on or near this site.
The museum is located in Gladstone Street, across the road from the Glenrowan Tourist Centre, and 60 metres from a 6 metre high statue of Ned Kelly. It is open daily from 9am to 5.30 pm.
Surprisingly the only signage is a banner proclaiming 'Museum Open'.
Glenrowan is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. From there he was taken to Beechworth, where he was tried, found guilty of multiple murders, sentenced to death, and hanged.
Beechworth and Ned Kelly are notable in my own family tree, because one of my ancestors, Elijah Upjohn, was the executioner who hanged Ned Kelly, Australia's most notorious bushranger, who is revered as a "folk hero" despite his conviction and execution for murder.
Ph: (03) 5766 2409
Cultural History, the history of Australia's most notorious bushranger and other bushrangers, as well as the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Line.
37 Gladstone Street
Glenrowan, Victoria, Australia 3675
Food Court: no
Gift Shop: yes
Hours of Operation:
7 days per week from 9am to 5.30 pm
Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Museum Size: Small
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
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