36-48, Bowden Street, CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450


1.73 hectare

Landmark Rebirth: Bromley Collection Museum Unveiled within the Old Castlemaine Gaol


A realm where an intriguing history intertwines with lucrative possibilities, this landmark estate of rarity and grandeur, within the refurbished Old Castlemaine Gaol, is a testament to Victoria’s rich heritage and unparalleled future opportunities. Transformed by one of Australia’s most renowned creative couples, David and Yuge Bromley from Bromley and Co. the 1.73 hectares of residentially zoned land has been transformed into a museum collection of art, sculpture and curiosity.

Established in 1861, this magnificent estate, crafted from locally sourced sandstone and granite, stands as a beacon of a bygone era, now reborn by the iconic duo to accommodate diverse pursuits. The site caters to a myriad of uses including an enchanting event space, cafe, luxurious hotel and a vibrant tourism attraction (STCA).

This offering extends beyond mere real estate, it embraces an exquisite museum of artistic collections. The Bromley’s incredible vision has reimagined this space, evoking a journey akin to Alice in Wonderland . The diverse collection spans 40 years, including Egyptian artefacts, Japanese ceramics, mid-century furniture, and over 100 artists’ works – including that of Bromley.

“Something that housed sadness, despair, depravity, a loss of freedom, transformed into a space that was instead imbued with a sense of romance, whimsy and a breath of light and life.” – D. & Y. Bromley.

Conveniently located in the heart of Castlemaine, mere steps from the Castlemaine Railway Station, this iconic site offers seamless access to Melbourne, and just 90 minutes from the International Airport. Yet, it retains its serene charm, nestled within the Central Highlands—a hub of art and food culture, promising a genuinely eclectic experience for guests.

This unparalleled opportunity holds vast potential for expansion in a flourishing regional town, ideal for a luxury boutique hotel or a haven for hospitality and weddings, inviting the discerning investor to seize a chance for substantial growth and visionary innovation. Be part of the transformation—a journey from sadness to optimism—in a space where every corner resonates with light, life, and possibility.


• 1.73 Hectares* of residential land on one title GRZ1;
• 2,982 m2* of gross building area;
• Incomparable views over the Castlemaine township;
• Endless potential (STCA) with existing structures suitable for multi-sector uses including commercial, accommodation, lifestyle, recreation and residential (STCA);
• 80 former gaol cells / rooms off a central entrance foyer across three wings, with upstairs level;
• 4 original watchtowers;
• Historic Governor’s residence cottage, transformed into operational cafe;
• Outdoor shipping container fitted out to be a bar / servery;
• Large event space room leading to a huge landscaped courtyard;
• Large operational commercial kitchen, including cool room;
• 2 current on-premise liquor licences, for 130 patrons and 300 patrons;
• 2 wings of the original Wardens’ residences, comprising 11 rooms;
• Internal brick workshop;
• Large external industrial red brick workshop;

** We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.

Property Features

2 Bathrooms

11 Bedrooms

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