History and heritage

Ned Kelly's Green Sash
Ned Kelly's Green Sash

History and heritage in Benalla

Uncover layers of history in every view and discover Benalla’s proud and fascinating history, from elegant Victorian-era buildings, to museums and gardens.

Look into early colonial days and unlock intriguing discoveries from Benalla’s beginnings on the self-guided Heritage Trail.

Discover the legend of Ned Kelly and explore some of the places where Australia's greatest folk tale was lived and fought including the infamous site of the Stringybark Creek shoot out.

Unearth a treasure trove of authentic period costumes and dress dating as far back as 1770 at the Costume and Kelly Museum.

Take a drive of discovery around the region taking in the Military Trail.

If you’re not content to merely observe history, climb aboard a 1940s Tiger Moth for a ride of life time at the Benalla Aviation Museum - the original home of a World War II RAAF pilot training school.