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.
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.
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.