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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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Maritime history

Fort Queenscliff Museum

The ultimate objective of the Fort Queenscliff Museum is a fully restored Fort and the development of a museum, which will allow visitors to tour the...

History & heritage

Craig’s Hut

Share in Australian film history and experience celluloid-worthy views at the iconic hut built for The Man from Snowy River, high atop Mount Stirling.

Heritage buildings

Abbotsford Convent

Home to some of Melbourne's best visual artists, writers and illustrators, the convent is a calm, creative haven on the inner city fringe.

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...

Heritage buildings

Old Castlemaine Gaol

During the height of the Goldrush, Castlemaine was a booming mining town with enough criminals in its midst to warrant its own gaol. First built in...

Museums

Stratford Historical Society and Museum

Housed in the former Stratford Methodist Church, an intact brick building of 1872 and the new shed, the The Stratford Historical Society and Museum...

Museums

Old Treasury Building

The Old Treasury is regarded as one of the finest public buildings in Australia. Completed in 1862, it was the major government office in Melbourne...

Maritime history

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village has just undergone a major redevelopment, that included interactive digital installations throughout the village, a...

Museums

Furphy Museum

150 years of history are celebrated at the Furphy Museum. The most distinctive product to carry the Furphy brand is the farm water cart. Conceived as...

Museums

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....

History & heritage

Harrow Discovery Centre and Johnny Mullagh Interpretive Centre

Nestled in the rolling hills of Victoria's Western District on the banks of the Glenelg River, the Harrow Discovery Centre is the heart of Victoria's...

Maritime history

HMAS Castlemaine

One of eight Australian minesweepers built at Williamstown Dockyard and launched in 1942 by the Royal Australian Navy for action during WWII.

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