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Delve deep into the region's past at one of the fascinating museums in the Goldfields. Learn about the discovery of gold, the story of Australia becoming a nation, and the rich history of the area.

Southern Cross

Visit Ballarat's Gold Museum for a history of the discovery of gold and the rapid transformation of the area as hopefuls rushed to the area. See the original Eureka flag at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE), hear stories of the rebellion, and learn about what life was like in the early days.

For a fun and informative day out, visit the 'living museum' of Sovereign Hill. Pan for gold, take a ride on a coach and see how life was for the miners during the gold rush.

Enter the dragon

Set aside a morning to explore the Golden Dragon Museum in Bendigo. Discover the remarkable legacy of the region's Chinese miners and settlers who arrived on the Goldfields in the 1850s.

On track

Take a ride on a vintage tram in Ballarat or Bendigo. Visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum and Bendigo Tramways to see vintage trams and learn the history behind Victoria's famous means of public transport.

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Buda Historic Home & Garden

While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.

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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.

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Explore a vast collection of Buddhist relics and a huge two-and-a-half-metre-high jade Buddha at one of the biggest stupas in the world.

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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Travel back in time with the Ballarat Tramway Museum. Ride in one of the 100 year old trams which provided Ballarat's public transport until 1971....

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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

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.

Architecture & design

Bendigo Joss House Temple

Explore this historic 1860s temple, constructed with local brick, and learn the stories of the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold.

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Discovery Science & Technology Centre

With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you will not know what to try first at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre. Be sure to look...

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Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

The Ballarat Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in regional Australia, with one of the best collections of 18th to 21st century...

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