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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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Art galleries & museums

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Museums

Ned Kelly Vault

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

Museums

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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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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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...

Art galleries

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...

Architecture & design

Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Visit a rare surviving example of a post war migrant camp featuring remnant huts and buildings of Block 19, one of the original accommodation blocks.

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...

Art galleries

Benalla Art Gallery

Situated in the heart of Victoria's bushranger country, the Benalla Art Gallery occupies a striking modernist building by the lake. The Gallery...

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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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Jamieson Museum

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

Art galleries

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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Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum

The Benalla Costume and Pioneer Museum was founded in 1967 and is now accredited through the Museum Accreditation Program (Victoria). It is managed...

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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.

Things to do

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.

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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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Wine regions

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