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The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill’s story of Ballarat - a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s.An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the Gold Museum offers...more
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm just glad this Museum had a quite cheap entry fee. The only good thing here was the dresses room - women's dresses from that era and you could try on bonnets. The video of old Ballarat was also really good to watch - but...More

1  Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was disappointed that such a great museum of gold history of area was spoilt by having low lighting that made it ner impossible to read many of the word plaques that accompanied the items on display. Fairy lights may be asthetically easy on the eye...More

Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested about the gold mining times then this is a must. Well worth a visit. Enjoy!.....

Thank chchmum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love visiting this establishment. The history is so informative. And well set out. The jewellery in those days are wonderful to see

Thank Therese H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum of We The history of Gold mining in Victoria. So many informative displays. A must to do as part of your day in Ballarat and Sovereign Hill.

Thank Trina1410
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a must to visit as it is included in the sovereign hill ticket. The museum provides a chronological history of gold discovery in Australia. Patrons can handle gold nuggets to get the feeling of the weight and grandeur. There are many interactive activities....More

1  Thank Pepgeelong
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The Gold Museum has one fantastic attraction. It’s warm. After being in the Ballarat winter at Sovereign Hill it’s nice to warm up over at the museum. They have lots of historic photos of Ballarat and examples of gold nuggets, which I assume are reproductions....More

Thank safitz
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well set out, you get to see real pieces of history from mining to clothing and jewellery plus real nuggets! Something for everyone. I was told not to miss it and I’m glad I visited.

Thank bernburra
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I wasn't sure I would like visiting this place but it was really interesting. The gift shop was pretty good too. I learned where rose gold comes from but not white gold. The old dresses were lovely also

Thank andiec704
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A fantastic and reasonable cheap way to spend a few hours. My partner and I wandered around this fantastic and interesting exhibition of an era neither of us were present for. Such interesting history and the pictures and stories to go with it. The only...More

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