The Convent Daylesford
is steeped in history
The Convent Experience | Our History
Our History spans over 160+ years – Built as a private residence during the Gold Rush Era; was the home to the Presentation Sisters for almost 90 years; the derelict building was purchased and renovated; now a privately owned gallery & museum for over 30 years.
Two different women from two different eras have been behind this amazing building.
The House on
The house on Wombat Hill in Daylesford has had a long and interesting history.
It was built during the gold rush era of the 1860s as a private residence for the gold warden, James Daly.
The Holy Cross Convent
In 1891 Archbishop Carr envisioned a “source of light and edification” for the community of Daylesford, thus announced the imminent arrival of the Presentation Sisters to set up a convent & boarding school.
Renovating The Convent
“My vision was to maintain the integrity of the historic building, making it more than just a place to hang paintings.”
Our Lady –
The story of the Convent Gallery in Daylesford has been recounted so many times it’s reached legendary status.
Phone +613 5348 3211
7 Daly Street Daylesford 3460
Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm
(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
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.