Gum San Chinese Heritage Museum, Grapians, Victoria, Australia
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Museums

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.

Aboriginal history
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.

Regional pride
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.

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The Bible Museum

The Bible Museum has on display historic bibles which offer a rare insight into the development of the English language and also the story of writing...

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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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Ellen and Jean Reid

The Bible Museum

The Bible Museum has on display historic bibles which offer a rare insight into the development of the English language and also the story of writing...

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Aradale Ghost Tour

Aradale Ghost Tour

Aradale Ghost Tour is a two hour tour through Australia's largest abandoned 1800's lunatic asylum. Tours begin at 8pm and meet at Heath Street front...

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Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Visit the Volcanoes Discovery Centre in Penshurst at the foot of the dormant Mt Rouse volcano and be transported back thousands of years to when...

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