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Art & culture

Fine art and local tunes, bushrangers and cattlemen – the High Country is home to numerous museums, studios and art galleries where visitors can delve into the history and creative heritage of the region.

Art lovers

Visit the renowned Benalla Regional Art Gallery, home to Sidney Nolan's famous 'Glenrowan' tapestry and one of Victoria's up-and-coming art galleries. Pop in to see a range of notable visiting and resident exhibitions, browse the Australian and Indigenous art collections, or check out the kids program.

View the work of local artists at commercial galleries and cooperatives right across the High Country, where you can purchase an artwork to hang in your home.

A different time

Delve into the rich and varied history of Victoria's High Country. Hear stories about bushrangers, miners, pioneers and soldiers from the 1800s to the present day. Visit local museums displaying fascinating relics and exhibits and get an insight into the everyday life of the state's famous, infamous and ordinary citizens.

Head to Benalla to see the blood stained sash Ned kelly wore at the famous seige in Glenrowan and learn about the region's heroes who distinuished themselves during WW1 and WW2, including Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and Captain Hector Waller. Find out what life was like for the first Chinese settlers who worked in the gold mines during the goldrush at the Beechworth Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Gardens.

Note perfect

Travel to Wangaratta in October when the town comes alive for the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. See the country's best jazz musicians hit the stage along with visiting international stars, playing everything from traditional standards and bebop to fusion, experimental, Dixieland and even blues.

In the new year, Opera in the Alps makes a splash in the lush grounds of the Beechworth Golf Course. A cultural highlight on the Victorian music calendar, the performance showcases some of Australia's best operatic voices and classical musicians.

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Art galleries & museums

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Museums

Burke Museum

Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum was named in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the famous...

Art galleries

Myrtleford Gallery

Myrtleford Gallery has a passion for Australian art and connecting wonderful people with some of Australia’s best visual artists. The Gallery takes...

Museums

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...

Art galleries

Benalla Art Gallery

Experience a diverse exhibition program of Australian art spanning 200 years, including outstanding examples of contemporary and Indigenous work.

Art galleries

El Dorado Pottery

El Dorado Pottery is situated in the Eldorado and Woolshed Valley Region of the Rural City of Wangaratta and is a part of the High Country Tourist...

Museums

Wangaratta Stories

The history of Wangaratta is full of surprises. Wangaratta Stories is a professionally produced exhibition presenting treasures from the Wangaratta...

Museums

Bright Museum

Bright Museum is located in the historic old Bright Railway Station, Railway Avenue. The museum has rolling stock typical of that used on the old...

Museums

Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum

The Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum is an accredited museum, specialising in Costume, the Ned Kelly story and the establishment of Benalla. The...

Museums

Falls Creek Museum

The Falls Creek Historical Society is committed to ensure the collection, preservation and interpretation of the unique history of Falls Creek and...

Museums

El Dorado Museum

The El Dorado Museum collection is sited in the original school house number 246 which opened in 1870. The school rooms and out-sheds house a large...

Public art

Mt Buller Sculpture Park Walk

Over the years Mt Buller has acquired numerous sculptures through a range of avenues, including pieces owned by the Grollo Family, donations from...

Art galleries

Wangaratta Art Gallery

Wangaratta Art Gallery delivers a high calibre series of touring and self-curated contemporary visual art exhibitions in a range of media. The...

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