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History & heritage

The past is always present in Victoria. Nearly everywhere you look, you'll discover evidence of the state's proud and fascinating history, from elegant Victorian-era buildings and Murray River paddle steamers to maritime museums and steam trains.

Discover beautifully preserved goldmining towns, bushrangers lairs, and ancient burial sites testifying to the long history of Aboriginal occupation. Explore the wealth of history and heritage in each of Victoria's regions.

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Arts & culture

Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre

Learn about the flora and fauna of the region and explore Aboriginal culture in the natural oasis of the Grampians/Gariwerd National Park.

History & heritage

Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

Architecture & design

Shrine of Remembrance

An iconic landmark honouring the service of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. The visitor centre hosts exhibitions and events.

Maritime history

Cape Otway Lightstation

Climb for dramatic views and stories of shipwrecks at this historic lighthouse perched on towering cliffs where Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean.

History & heritage

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre invites you to come walk the path of our river pioneers. The iconic Port of Echuca, located two and a half hours...

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

Gold rush history

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.

Gold rush history

Sovereign Hill

Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.

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Museums

Sale Historical Museum

The Sale Historical Museum housed in a stylish colonial building originally designed as the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Sale. It...

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Nelson Place - Williamstown

Whether you arrive by train, car or boat, be prepared to step back in time and walk the streets of Melbourne’s oldest suburb. Nelson Place's heritage...

Art galleries

Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) enjoys an international reputation as a leader in the creation of contemporary tapestry. Established in 1976,...

Art galleries

Coach House Art Gallery and Museum

The Coach House Art Gallery and Museum complex is situated in the main street of Wedderburn, on the Calder Highway approximately half way between...

History & heritage

Scrub Hill 1869

In 1869 the Scrub Hill locals commissioned a Bluestone Church forming the heart of the community. 150 years later, Scrub Hill church is restored,...

Museums

Fire Services Museum of Victoria

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and showcasing of fire-fighting memorabilia from Victoria,...

History & heritage

Yarra Valley Railway

Come and enjoy a heritage railway ride from Healesville Station through the beautiful Yarra Valley to the 150 metre long brick tunnel on the Yarra...

Museums

Australian Army Tank Museum

Located on the working Puckapunyal Military Base, the Australian Army Tank Museum is home to over 70 armoured fighting vehicles, making it one of the...

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...

Museums

Gold Museum

The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill's story of Ballarat - a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian...

History & heritage

Avenel Cemetery

Steeped in history, visit the many graves scattered around the Avenel Cemetery. Of important note here is the grave of John 'Red' Kelly, the father...

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Cheviot Tunnel

The historic Cheviot Tunnel is a key feature of the Tallarook to Mansfield Rail Line which operated between 1883 and 1970 and now the Great Victorian...

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