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Address: 31-33 Lambert St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Phone Number: +61 03 5352 1078
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time if you want to enjoy all the centre has to offer and soak up the history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time if you want to enjoy all the centre has to offer and soak up the history.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm not a huge museum fan but they have made history come alive here with interactive exhibits like calligraphy and a really good overview of Chinese History in the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre allows visitors to learn about the journey of the Chinese miners who discovered gold in the area now known as Ararat. This is a great interactive attraction with an excellent combination of displays & hands on activities such as gold panning, traditional Chinese games, language & writing. Well worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In Robe we discovered that the Chinese were landed in South Australia to avoid the tax levied in Victoria on Chinese immigrants who then had to walk to the goldfields in Victoria. So put it on our planning list for Victoria This museum sets out the experience of the Chinese and how they discovered gold by accident whilst getting drinking... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at the venue, ready to undertake a tour at the set time, listed on their website. There was no guided tour - just self paced. The host did start a very interesting introduction that we enjoyed but then moved around the centre on our own. No luck at the gold panning though :( Had fun looking at the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This museum was on our to do list as we are very interested in the Chinese and their contribution to the early days of gold mining. We were not disappointed the museum is beautiful the artifacts are wonderful and well displayed. There are short videos explaining how life was in those early days. You can walk up some stairs to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For anyone interested in the history of Ararat and also information about the Chinese people who played such a large part in the Australian gold rush period this is a great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went to the museum with my young son, husband and parents and sister in law, who are Singaporean Chinese, for a family outing. Very impressed with the guides, displays with interactive parts and the preservation of Ararat's Chinese history.

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victoria australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to visit. My family and I went there for my granddaughters 7 th Birthday. We had a fabulous time looking at the interesting artifacts, reading about the history of the first Chinese in the Ararat district, and participating in the interactive displays; including gold panning. Plenty of gold to be found that day!! The little gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our kids really enjoyed the calligraphy and panning for gold. The museum is interactive with videos and exhibits. Really interesting to understand the role the Chinese played in the gold rush, the hardships they endured and the legacy they left. The staff are really helpful and great with kids. Well worth going upstairs to view the ornate roof and enjoy... More 

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Additional Information about Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

Address: Address: 31-33 Lambert St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Phone Number: +61 03 5352 1078
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Grampians  >  Ararat
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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