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Art & culture

Fine art, petrol pumps through the ages, the history of bushrangers and cattlemen – High Country is home to numerous museums and art galleries where visitors can discover the history and artistic heritage of the region.

Art lovers

Visit the renowned Benalla Regional Art Gallery, home to Sidney Nolan's famous 'Glenrowan' tapestry and one of Victoria's up-and-coming art galleries. Pop in to see a range of notable visiting and resident exhibitions, browse the Australian and Indigenous art collections, or check out the kids program.

View the work of local artists at commercial galleries and cooperatives right across the High Country, where you can purchase an artwork to hang in your home.

A different time

Delve into the rich and varied history of Victoria's High Country. Hear stories about bushrangers, miners, pioneers and soldiers from the 1800s to the present day. Visit local museums displaying fascinating relics and exhibits and get an insight into the everyday life of the state's famous, infamous and ordinary citizens.

Head to Benalla to see the blood stained sash Ned kelly wore at the famous seige in Glenrowan and learn about the region's heroes who distinuished themselves during WW1 and WW2, including Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and Captain Hector Waller. Find out what life was like for the first Chinese settlers who worked in the gold mines during the goldrush at the Beechworth Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Gardens.

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Burke Museum

Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum was named in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the famous...

Art galleries

Mansfield Art Gallery

Mansfield Art Gallery offers contemporary visual arts, with a focus on artists from around Mansfield and further afield in regional Victoria. The...

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Benalla Art Gallery

Experience a diverse exhibition program of Australian art spanning 200 years, including outstanding examples of contemporary and Indigenous work.

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Wangaratta Historical Society Museum

The Wangaratta Historical Society Museum is situated in the Old Fire Station building right in the town centre. The Wangaratta Historical Society was...

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Gallery 34 Yea

Gallery 34 is located in the old Commercial Bank Building in Yea, just over 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. It is dedicated to showcasing Australian...

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Yackandandah Museum

The Yackandandah Museum has a large and comprehensive collection of the many stories from the district. The Museum is set in the old Bank of Victoria...

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El Dorado Pottery

El Dorado Pottery is situated in the Eldorado and Woolshed Valley region of the Rural City of Wangaratta and is a part of the High Country Tourist...

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The Federal Standard Printing Works

Established in 1859, the Federal Standard Printing Works is one of the few substantially intact provincial newspaper printeries remaining from the...

Museums

Alexandra Timber Tramway

Alexandra Timber Tramway and museum features local timber history from the Rubicon Forest and other historical displays from one of the largest...

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Wangaratta Art Gallery

Wangaratta Art Gallery delivers a high calibre series of touring and self-curated contemporary Visual Art exhibitions in a range of media. The...

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Man From Snowy River Museum Corryong

The Man From Snowy River Museum is a volunteer run community museum located in the beautiful Upper Murray region of North East Victoria. The...

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El Dorado Museum

The El Dorado Museum collection is sited in the original school house number 246 which opened in 1870. The school rooms and out-sheds house a large...

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Shopping

Discover an eclectic mix of shops and galleries selling everything from antiques and collectibles to local handicrafts, jewellery and chocolates.

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History and heritage

Discover the rich history of Aboriginal migration, gold, bushrangers, and the romance of the cattlemen who worked and lived in the high country.

Food & wine

Wine regions

Come for King Valley icons and discover new favourite wines at family-run wineries in the High Country's eight wine regions.

Food and wine

Restaurants

High Country dining is whatever you want it to be, with top food found in friendly pubs, stylish cafes and elegant restaurants.