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Museums

Learn something new at Victoria's museums. From history to hands-on science, find exhibits ready to amaze kids and grown-ups alike.

Multicultural Victoria

Spend a day at the Melbourne Museum and learn about everything from Australian flora and fauna to Koori heritage. Other highlights include the Immigration Museum, which offers a unique picture of the cultural formation of the country and the Chinese Museum in Chinatown which focuses on Melbourne's Chinese heritage.

Immerse yourself in Australian history at Swan Hill's Pioneer Settlement and experience life during the 1850s gold rush at Ballarat's Sovereign Hill, where visitors can ride in a horse-drawn carriage and tour the old mines.

A 'hands-on' learning experience

Inviting you to participate in the learning experience, Scienceworks offers visitors a look at everything from the future to the great unknown through exhibits, technology, and even a planetarium.

Another truly unique experience comes from Old Melbourne Gaol, which housed Victoria's toughest criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Spend the day 'behind bars', experiencing everything from the cells themselves to an actual arrest. The bravest visitors even have the opportunity to tour the prison by candlelight on one of its infamous night tours.

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Heritage buildings

Old Gippstown

Step back in time to the 1850′s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with...

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Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) offers the unique experience of hearing eyewitness accounts from Holocaust survivors who volunteer as guides in the...

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The Changing Face of Victoria

Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's armour; encounter explorers and early settlers; gain insights into...

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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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Genealogical Society of Victoria

Established in 1941, the Genealogical Society of Victoria has been collecting resources to aid in family history research since that time. Come and...

Architecture & design

Portarlington Mill

Located just 300 metres from the beach, the Portarlington Mill was constructed in 1856 with rough local sandstone and Baltic Pine floors. The...

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Maffra Sugar Beet Museum

The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugar Beet Factory, with an associated...

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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat

Delve into the stories of the Eureka Stockade, its impact on democracy and freedom in Australia and around the world, in an award-winning museum.

Heritage buildings

McCrae Homestead and Museum

Explore one of Victoria’s oldest pioneering homesteads and its neighbouring museum, discovering fascinating family heirlooms and artworks.

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