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Bromley&Co Collection Museum at Old Castlemaine Gaol

About the Bromley Collection Museum

Nestled within the historic confines of the 1861 Old Castlemaine Gaol, the Bromley Collection Museum is a remarkable testament to the unyielding passion of its founders, David and Yuge Bromley. This privately owned museum is a love letter to the world of art and creativity, housing an expansive collection that spans mediums, eras, and borders. It’s more than just an art gallery; it’s a journey through Australian and international cultural history.


The Bromley Collection Museum stands as a unique testament to the power of creativity. This creative haven showcases a meticulously curated assemblage of art, sculptures, and objects, all drawn from the hearts and minds of its artistic proprietors. Unlike conventional museums, this collection has not been subjected to the gaze of curators; instead, it’s a reflection of the Bromleys’ unwavering dedication to their craft.

bromley collection at Old Castlemaine gaol

The Old Castlemaine Gaol


The Old Castlemaine Gaol is an old prison located in Castlemaine VIC, just 2-hour drive from Melbourne or Geelong. Built from 1861 that was used until 1990. Then from 1909 until 1954, it served as a reformatory boys’ school before becoming a prison facility once again.

Old Castlemaine Gaol – once synonymous with despair and sorrow, has been transformed into a sanctuary that radiates life, joy, and art. Within the sprawling, heritage-laden walls, visitors can explore a dynamic landscape, both in terms of the art on display and the historical context that envelops the museum.

The two-hectare garden, with its meticulously landscaped beauty and tranquil courtyards, provides a serene backdrop for this unique artistic journey. As you meander through this captivating space, you’ll discover a profound connection between the past and the present. Three dedicated rooms further enrich the experience, offering a glimpse into the colonial history that has left its indelible mark on the Old Castlemaine Gaol.

The Bromley Collection Museum at the Old Castlemaine Gaol is not just a museum; it’s an embodiment of the belief that creativity knows no bounds. It is a celebration of art, culture, and the enduring human spirit, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a world where the axis has shifted from darkness to a brilliant celebration of life and art.

bromley collection at Old Castlemaine gaol


36-48 Bowden Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, 3450

Ticket apply for Museum entry:

Adult: $20
Concession: $14
Children Under 18: $10
Children under 8: Free

Opening hours:

Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm


Actively welcomes people with access needs
Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour

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