Convent Gallery, Daylesford
Convent Gallery, Daylesford - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 7 Daly Street, Daylesford Victoria Australia 3460, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
Ticket Price: 5 AUD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Convent Gallery, Daylesford
A superb Victorian era building with a rich history the convent gallery started out as something totally different than what its today. Built during the 1860s, during the Gold Rush it was actually the residence of the then Gold Commissioner. Later during the 1880s the Catholic Church purchased the place and opened a convent school for girls. In the end of 20th century the church was closed in need of greater reparations and purchased by an artist named Tina Banitska in 1988.
Through her efforts and perseverance the place has transformed into an art gallery as well as a place for weddings and other events. The gallery houses number of artworks like paintings, ceramics, glassware, textiles and many more from local artists. Not only is the place one of the best art galleries in Victoria but also home to some stylish bars and cafes. Overall the Convent gallery offers a wholesome experience of satisfying all your senses.
How To reach Convent Gallery by Public Transport
- Located close to Daylesford Railway station.
- Ask locals for direction. Drive or walk here if possible.
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Convent Gallery is set on beautifully gardened grounds. It has a reasonably large and diverse range of art in many styles and mediums. Something for everyone. The architecture of the buildings and their history are also interesting. There's a gift shop with many unique products. I didn't eat in the cafe but they had some delicious looking cakes on display. The $5 entry fee is fair but depending on your likes, there are other (free) galleries in the area that are just as enjoyable, if not more so. The convent is well worth a visit though.
Well worth the$5 admission. Self-guided tour of the convent with a lot of art to see. Great views from the old bell tower.
A beautiful space with gorgeous grounds. Food was fantastic and the kitchen staff were very accommodating. Amazing art and setting. A must on any trip here!
A trip to Daylesford for the day led us to the convent gallery. The beautiful flowers in bloom the smell in the air Having two little toddlers with us the staff were so accomodating to help and make our time there for brunch enjoyable. Which is hard to do with kids 😩 We could of spent all day there the history and the gardens are Devine Can't wait to come back
Classic convent and a nice old cafe area. You can also explore the gallery. For an eat in a country town, it was decent.