Flagstaff Hill sound and laser show, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Museums

Victoria boasts an exceptional collection of museums, many hosting national displays or curating world-renowned exhibits. The Melbourne Museum is a fusion of the old world and the new. Opposite the grand Royal Exhibition Buildings, it is segmented into several galleries, including a magnetic Children's Museum and the Bunjilaka Centre – a place where Aboriginal people can practise and present their culture.

Living museums abound in Victoria. Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is the site of the richest gold field in the world, and offers a fabulous re-creation of the hustle and bustle of life in Ballarat in the 1850s. You can pan for gold, visit the local stores on Main Street, take school lessons and ride a horse and cart. Check out some museum highlights in Victoria.

Melbourne

Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum

Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.

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Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

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Visitors out the front of Scienceworks

Scienceworks

Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.

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Chinese Museum Collection

Chinese Museum

A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....

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Outdoor spaces at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.

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Regional Victoria

Gum San

Gum San Chinese Heritage

Unearth the critical and quirky contributions of the Chinese miners who came to the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, through interactive exhibits.

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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Step back in time to Victoria's treacherous southern coast as it was in the 19th century, when 160 ships were lost at sea, in this recreated village.

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Pioneer Settlement

Pioneer Settlement

Take a journey back in time and experience Australian history up close at the Pioneer Settlement, located on the banks of the Marraboor River.

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Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.

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Golden Dragon Museum

Golden Dragon Museum

Make time for the Golden Dragon Museum, a living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850's to the present day.

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