Overview

Museums

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

Head to the Eureka Centre and find yourself on the site of the historic Eureka Stockade – a battle between aggrieved miners and government forces and a significant event in the development of democracy in Australia. See the famous flag and cast your mind back to 1854 as you stroll through the surrounding memorial gardens.

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.

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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