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Delve deep into the region's past at one of the fascinating museums in the Goldfields. Learn about the discovery of gold, the story of Australia becoming a nation, and the rich history of the area.

Southern Cross

Head to the Eureka Centre and find yourself on the site of the historic Eureka Stockade – a battle between aggrieved miners and government forces and a significant event in the development of democracy in Australia. See the famous flag and cast your mind back to 1854 as you stroll through the surrounding memorial gardens.

Visit Ballarat's Gold Museum for a history of the discovery of gold and the rapid transformation of the area as hopefuls rushed to the area.

For a fun and informative day out, visit the 'living museum' of Sovereign Hill. Pan for gold, take a ride on a coach and see how life was for the miners during the gold rush.

Enter the dragon

Set aside a morning to explore the Golden Dragon Museum in Bendigo. Discover the remarkable legacy of the region's Chinese miners and settlers who arrived on the Goldfields in the 1850s.

On track

Take a ride on a vintage tram in Ballarat or Bendigo. Visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum and Bendigo Tramways to see vintage trams and learn the history behind Victoria's famous means of public transport.

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Explore a vast collection of Buddhist relics and a huge two-and-a-half-metre-high jade Buddha at one of the biggest stupas in the world.

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Buda Historic Home & Garden

While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.

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Ballarat Aviation Museum

The Museum is located at Ballarat airport. Ballarat airport was an RAAF base during and after WW2. The museum is dedicated to the history of...

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Gold Museum

The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill's story of Ballarat - a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian...

Gold rush history

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.

Art galleries

Castlemaine Art Museum

Founded in 1913, Castlemaine Art Museum specialises in Australian art. The Gallery's remarkable permanent collection a strong emphasis on traditional...

History & heritage

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.

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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Travel back in time with the Ballarat Tramway Museum. Ride in one of the 100 year old trams which provided Ballarat's public transport until 1971....

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Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

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