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Ned Kelly Discovery Hub welcomes thousands of visitors


Ned Kelly Discovery Hub

The Ned Kelly Discovery Hub in Glenrowan has welcomed thousands of visitors who have stepped back in time to witness the stories, characters and events connected to the Kelly Gang.

The hub, located at Lions Park, opened in September and invites people to experience the events of the Kelly Gang’s last stand in 1880 through visual and audio storytelling.

It features an impressive viewing platform with a 20-metre, nine-tonne structural steel roof which was assembled on the ground before being lifted in one piece and secured to the building’s frame.

Visitors can access the viewing platform by stairs or lift and take in panoramic views of key locations in Glenrowan connected to the Kelly Gang siege. It allows visitors to see the actual locations where the siege events unfolded and provides an insight into the historic events that took place in Glenrowan.

The hub features key sites of the final Kelly conflict including the original Glenrowan Railway Station, the site of Anne Jones’ Inn and the location of Ned Kelly's fall and capture – the ‘Kelly Log’.

Interactive storytelling shares the experiences of the hostages, police and Indigenous trackers involved in the siege events.

The Ned Kelly Discovery Hub also features a new visitor information centre that provides a gateway to Glenrowan and Wangaratta with information on the region’s attractions.