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Fine art and local tunes, bushrangers and cattlemen – the High Country is home to numerous museums, studios and art galleries where visitors can delve into the history and creative 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.

Note perfect

Travel to Wangaratta in October when the town comes alive for the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. See the country's best jazz musicians hit the stage along with visiting international stars, playing everything from traditional standards and bebop to fusion, experimental, Dixieland and even blues.

In the new year, Opera in the Alps makes a splash in the lush grounds of the Beechworth Golf Course. A cultural highlight on the Victorian music calendar, the performance showcases some of Australia's best operatic voices and classical musicians.

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Wangaratta Historical Society Museum

The Wangaratta Historical Society Museum is situated in the Old Fire Station building. It houses over 2,000 objects and 10,000 glass plate negatives...


Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum

The Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum (KVHS) will be the start of your exploration into the history and heritage of this beautiful part of the...


Jamieson Museum

The Jamieson Museum, housed in the old Jamieson Courthouse, is maintained by the Jamieson and District Historical Society and is open on weekends...

Public art

Rutherglen Wine Bottle

The water tower, which is now affectionately call the 'The Wine Bottle' was completed in 1900 and held 72,000 gallons to supply the town's water. The...


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...

Art galleries

Wendy Jagger Studio

Escape to the High Country and experience creating your own ceramics or paintings in a hands-on weekly or one day workshops at Wendy Jagger Studio....


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...


Ned Kelly Vault

The Ned Kelly Vault is a permanent exhibition that brings together the largest collection of Kelly Gang articles and associated memorabilia in the...

Public art

Mt Buller Sculpture Park Walk

Over the years Mt Buller has acquired numerous sculptures through a range of avenues, including pieces owned by the Grollo Family, donations from...

Art galleries

Beechworth Gallery

Beechworth Gallery is an historical landmark built in 1857. This wonderful old building with a huge cellar and rolling gardens now displays a diverse...


Bright Museum

Bright Museum is located in the historic old Bright Railway Station, Railway Avenue. The museum has rolling stock typical of that used on the old...


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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