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The Costume and Kelly Museum

The Costume and Kelly Museum, Benalla

The Costume and Kelly Museum

14 Mair St, Benalla

Local history is displayed in several permanent exhibitions, depicting Benalla memorabilia, the Kelly story and three of  Benalla's famous sons. Two of Benalla's famous sons - surgeon and war hero Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and Captain Hector Waller R.A.N are remembered in the Services Room.

The Tea Room and associated display is named after the third 'famous' son Michael Joseph Savage, first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand, who was born at Tatong near Benalla.

As Benalla is the heart of the Ned Kelly country, the Kelly story is given considerable emphasis. In the museum is a transportable cell in which Ned was once imprisoned. The cell contains authentic memorabilia including Ned's bloodstained sash (which he wore at the siege at Glenrowan) and his bridle as well as other items. You can also read many letters and documents about the gang and Ned's family, and see an excellent 12 minute video.

Opening Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm (closed Christmas Day)