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Art & culture

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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Art galleries & museums

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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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Great Alpine Gallery

The Great Alpine Gallery opened in October 1998 by artists living in the Omeo and Swifts Creek area of East Gippsland. The Gallery is the home of...

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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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Rutherglen Art Gallery

The Rutherglen and District Artists Society welcomes you to the Rutherglen Art Gallery, a very highly regarded, well established Gallery operating in...

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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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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...

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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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Beechworth Stoneage Gems

Beechworth Stoneage Gems is located just eight kilometres from Beechworth on the Beechworth Chiltern Road, just look out for the sign. Come and see...

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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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Mansfield Historical Society

Mansfield Historical Society is located at the Mansfield Railway Station at the start of Mansfield town. The Mansfield Historical Society preserves...

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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...

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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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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.