The Gold Museum

The Gold Museum, Ballarat: Address, Phone Number, The Gold Museum Reviews: 4/5

The Gold Museum
4
Write a review
About
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 an award-winning gift shop specialising in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold jewellery and fine giftware.Discover the beauty and power of gold as you view an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artefacts and gold coins.‘Ballarat: Inspired by Gold’ is a major exhibition presenting the story of Ballarat from its earliest days through to European settlement and the amazing impact of the gold rushes. Entry to the Gold Museum is free with your Sovereign Hill ticket. Separate entry is also available
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
578 reviews
Excellent
195
Very good
235
Average
113
Poor
29
Terrible
6

Anan2012
Melbourne, Australia201 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited the Gold Museum during a family trip to Ballarat. We didn’t take the package deal as it was overpriced. The museum was also a bit overpriced to our liking but offered good educational value especially for kids.
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Papalite
Wagga Wagga, Australia196 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My wife I undertook the guided tour led by Sue, a very knowledgeable host who shared a lot of the development of Ballarat from the first gold being discovered to the growth of the city around the Gold Rush.
Lots of examples of the gold nuggets that have been found in the area and people that have helped the miners through their cause, including the development of mining practices including steam.
Certainly worth a visit!
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

starcat868
99 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I thought I'd pop in to the Gold Museum last week because I hadn't been for years. WOW!!! It's so different now!! Think museum meets art gallery, it has all these different sections with displays of artifacts, paintings, photographs, an entire Hansom cab and replica horse, plus SO much more! Oh, and of course lots of gold!! There is a mini cinema showing lots of short info pieces about relevant topics, I sat through all of those! It may not look like a huge building on the outside but once you get inside and start looking at everything...what I thought would take an hour or so took about 2 1/2 hours to see!! It was great!! Go and see it!!!!
Written February 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

valerie s
Salisbury, UK411 contributions
Feb 2020
We were going to go to the Eureka tour and Blood on the Cross at night but it was so expensive. I had been before but not my husband. Instead, we went to the museum. What a surprise. So modern and light and there was a photographic show too. So much to see and read. Oh! I got inside the cage for the miners to go down below. I wonder how many this cage was supposed to carry? Just me and it was full up. A wonderful place and very reasonably priced.
Written February 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,114 contributions
Feb 2014
Located across the road from Sovereign hill, it is worth a look in here to see and learn about some of the history of Ballarat.

There are many coins and gold nuggets on display as well as copies of the largest nuggets ever found.

Purchase the museum entry as part of your Sovereign hill tickets or it's not worth the single entry price.
Written February 11, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard C
Australind, Australia77 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Setup opposite Sovereign Hill, it’s a perfect place to learn more about the detailed mining history, preferably after visiting SH. Was worth visiting.
Written November 7, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L&G
Warilla, Australia194 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
I would have been disappointed if the admission price was not included in my Sovereign Hill ticket as i believe it is quite pricey for just the museum admission. Exhibition was interesting but was very crowded and noisy when we visited.
Written September 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg W
Sydney, Australia111 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
This is free if you visit Soveriegn hill , interactive exhibitions and good for the family . Lots of beautiful gold encrusted items , coins and jewelry.
Written April 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bernburra
Milawa, Australia40 contributions
Jul 2018
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.
Written July 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GraceKellyTravels
Australia38 contributions
Feb 2018
We visited the Gold Museum as entry was included with Sovereign Hill's admission and are so glad we did. The displays were really interesting and set out beautifully. The only criticism is some of the display boxes had very low light and it was hard to see what was in them - though I suspect this could be to protect the items on display?
My favourite part was the room size 360 photo of Ballarat and you could light up particular areas while you learn more about them.
I highly recommend to everyone to take the time to visit this museum.
Written February 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 549
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Gold Museum