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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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Bellarine Railway

The Bellarine Railway is a volunteer operated organisation offering heritage train rides and experiences between Queenscliff and Drysdale, featuring...

Museums

Yarram Historical Society

The Yarram and District Historical Society has a long and distinguished history. First formed in May 1911, it was the first sub-history centre of The...

Museums

Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

History & heritage

The Chaffey Trail, Mildura

The Chaffey Trail is the story of how Mildura became an irrigated oasis in the midst of an arid land and Australia's First Irrigation Colony. Trace...

Museums

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State's courts,...

Heritage buildings

Montsalvat

Canvas charming mudbrick cottages housing artists’ studios and a French provincial restaurant, on five acres of peacock-patronised garden in Eltham.

Museums

Australian Music Vault

Created by Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with the music industry, the Australian Music Vault is a celebration of Australian contemporary...

Heritage buildings

Nicholas Building

Take the veteran lifts to floor after floor of studios and galleries in this heritage-listed creative hub. See behind the scenes at an Open Day.

Museums

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is the only museum in Victoria that explores and celebrates the breadth of Australian Jewish life, culture and...

Heritage buildings

Cooks' Cottage

Discover Melbourne's rich history and walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's family through their eighteenth-century two-storey cottage and garden.

History & heritage

Bonnie Doon Station

Bonnie Doon is a small town situated on the edge of Lake Eildon and is well-known these days as a holiday and weekend destination for waterskiers,...

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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience and is one of the most popular tours at Melbourne Gardens. Indigenous...

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