Convent Gallery, DaylesfordCurrently Open
- Address: 7 Daly Street, Daylesford Victoria Australia 3460, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-353483211
- Ticket Price: 5 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Bar, Art Gallery, Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
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, Daylesford Reviews
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.
Nice place.. surrounding is scenic and awsme.. it has a 5 dollar entrance fee.. the area is really nice cool and calm. Idea for a newly wedded or a romantic couple for a getaway for like 4 hrs.
Delicious brunch. Great menu. Belle who served me was friendly & attentive. The convent is beautiful, art works interesting, Chapel serene, gift shop enticing & the gardens stunningly beautiful! Definitely a must!
Can recommend. Not everyday one gets an opportunity to see through a Convent. Interesting to see the rooms, school, layout etc. and read about the history and life in a convent. Lots of opportunity for photos inside and in the gardens. Lots of interesting artworks. Many hard to find and unusual items in the shop.
Gardens were beautiful, the gallery was really nice. We were just forgotten in the cafe, it took someone about 20 minutes just to offer us coffee because we chose to sit in the outdoor area for the beautiful view