Daylesford Art Gallery, Cafe, Museum & Wedding Venue.

The Convent Daylesford

Described as “the most beautiful art gallery in Australia”,  the Convent is a multi-award winning tourist destination in Daylesford.

The Convent is Daylesford’s most iconic building.  Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill, over-looking Daylesford, this 19th century old building was a convent and boarding school for almost 90 years. Now, under one magnificently restored roof you will discover a rich and beautiful tapestry of experiences.  Over four levels, there are seven gallery spaces, a museum, chapel, gift shop, café, bar and function rooms, all incorporating art, history and culture.  Surrounded by fragrant and beautifully groomed gardens and panoramic views of Victoria’s picturesque central highlands, a visit to The Convent Daylesford is truly a divine experience.


Adult: $10
Concession: $8
Child U12: $5
Child U5: free

The experience includes entry into the historic convent housing art galleries, a museum & chapel. The proceeds go towards the maintenance of the beautiful garden surroundings and the care needed to preserve this precious privately owned 19th century building. 

Current Opening Hours:
Thursday to Monday,  10am to 4pm

The Convent Experience

The Convent is more than just an art gallery. This beautifully restored building is a place where art, history, spirituality, food & culture unite to offer a wonderful tourist experience.

A Daylesford icon

The beautiful Convent Gallery was chosen by Tourism Australia as one of the attractions to showcase what Australia has to offer to national & international visitors.
It was an honor to be part of the exciting National Experience Content Initiative.  Feeling blessed!

Watch our promotional video created by Tourism Australia.
See you at the Convent Gallery.


Eat & Drink

The Convent Daylesford has many options for wining & dining.
You can enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Bad Habits Café, indulge in a Convent High Tea or sip a cheeky cocktail in the Altar Bar.
Outdoor seating & private rooms also available.


Daylesford, only 80 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, is the perfect destination for a wedding.   The Convent is Daylesford’s most iconic building, sitting high on Wombat Hill.  Featured in the Top 10 Wedding Venues in Australia, The Convent Daylesford has everything in the one location to make your dream wedding come true.

Things to do

Visit Victoria recommends The Convent as a “must do” whilst in Daylesford. After you visit us, stay to enjoy all the other things Hepburn Shire has to offer.

Visit Us

Plan ahead to get the most out of your visit.  Find everything you need to know about The Convent Daylesford.

Can’t rate this place highly enough!
Love it so much!

“So many things to like about this venue!
The food, the art, the gardens, the spaces, the beauty of it all ar just the Alter Bar for a drink! It’s all fabulous and definitely should be on your Must See list if visiting Daylesford!”

Linda C – Trip Advisor, May 2021

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon

“I spent over 2hrs here just wandering the building, discovering the history, looking at wonderful artistic pieces and marvelling at the architecture. My afternoon began however with lunch in the Cafe’ which was just fabulous. Wonderful hospitality and service by the Staff, reasonable pricing and very fresh, delicious food…”

Chris1862 – Trip Advisor, Dec 2019

Phone +613 5348 3211

7 Daly Street Daylesford 3460
Victoria Australia

Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm
(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Gallery admission:
Adult: $10, Concession: $8,
Kids U12: $5,  Kids U5: free.


The Convent acknowledges the traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung people, on whose land we meet, share & work.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present & emerging.