Art & culture
From renowned galleries, local studios and art spaces to museums and historic theatres – there's always plenty to see and be inspired by in the Goldfields.
Discover how art has become a driving force behind the region's vibrant and contemporary atmosphere. See the work of local artists on a day browsing through studios in nearby villages and out in the countryside.
Stop by private galleries, community art spaces and local retailers to browse or purchase work by local artists. Spend a few days exploring the many celebrated permanent collections of renowned Australian and international artists in the area's galleries.
Old time showtimes
Learn about life on the Goldfields, the lasting heritage of Chinese culture in the region, and enjoy a night of entertainment at some of the oldest and grandest theatres in Victoria.
Learn about the discovery of gold in the region in the 1850s, as well as the story of Australia's struggle to become a nation.
Visit some of Australia’s most historic venues including Ballarat’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, Castlemaine's Theatre Royal and The Capitol in Bendigo.
The Goldfields is home to some of Victoria's finest galleries, housing impressive collections of works by significant European and Australian artists.