Uncover reminders of the Grampians region's intriguing past, preserved at diverse and enthralling museums dedicated to both major regional narratives and quirky areas of interest.
Mining stories in Ararat
Dig up the legacy of the Chinese miners who established Ararat during the gold rush at the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, and uncover further gold rush history at the Langi Morgala Museum.
Peek through the bars into Victoria's prison system past, both at J Ward, a former gaol for the criminally insane, and Aradale, Australia's largest abandoned lunatic asylum.
Discover the ancient connection between the Grampians region and Aboriginal people through multimedia shows, art exhibitions, artefact displays and cultural talks at Brambuk in Halls Gap, and join a tour to ancient rock art sites. See a more recent side to the Grampians Aboriginal history at the Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre, dedicated to the pioneering Aboriginal cricket team that toured England in 1868.
Trace the history of the famous Stawell Gift at the Hall of Fame, check out the replica Fokker Universal and memorabilia at Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum, and pay tribute to the everyday hardships faced by the early settlers at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum.