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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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Museums

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...

Museums

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...

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...

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...

Museums

Rutherglen Common School Museum

The Rutherglen Common School Museum was built in 1872, it was Rutherglen’s original school. The Common School Museum currently houses a fascinating...

Museums

Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum

The Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum is an accredited museum, specialising in Costume, the Ned Kelly story and the establishment of Benalla. The...

Museums

Benalla Aviation Museum

The Benalla Aviation Museum offers a fascinating look at Australia's military air training history, from the historic home of a World War II RAAF...

Museums

Wangaratta Stories

The history of Wangaratta is full of surprises. Wangaratta Stories is a professionally produced exhibition presenting treasures from the Wangaratta...

Museums

Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum

This fascinating tourist railway and museum features local timber history from the Rubicon Forest and other historical displays. The Museum’s Easter...

Family

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge (two foot) railway with spectacular views of the entire Upper Goulburn Valley and beyond. Fun for...

Public art

Arts Rutherglen Sculpture Trail

Whether you walk, ride or go by car you can view these amazing sculptures at various locations around Rutherglen, Wahgunyah and Gooramadda. In 2008...

Museums

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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