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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
+61 3 5337 1107
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All reviews nuggets gold museum sovereign hill ticket across the road interesting facts worth a visit on display gift shop interesting place entry ticket guided tour great place to visit coins exhibits information mining video
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the free guided tour which was excellent. This place has more to offer for adults than the Sovereign Hill. They have meticulously collected samples of gold containing rocks. Very interesting place indeed

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shirish R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is free if you visit Soveriegn hill , interactive exhibitions and good for the family . Lots of beautiful gold encrusted items , coins and jewelry.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 396GregW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into museums, it is very good as it describes the trials and tribulations of the gold miners and replicates a lot of the gold nuggets found.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the museum after sovereign hill as this was included in the ticket. Lots of artefacts of the gold rush era. Interesting facts of the people of the time. Worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daisy129
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Though it is small one it gives lot of information about Ballarat old gold mines and the revolution of the gold mines across Ballarat. It takes less than a hour complete. There are few things kids can enjoy like piano paying, weapons galleries etc

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vgsocrates
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We loved the gold museum which we visited as part of our day at Sovereign Hill. At the entrance to the displays stands a life size picture of my 3rd great grand uncle who first discovered gold at Warrandyte, which was a special treat. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EdHenry19
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Building looks tired and needs a bit of TLC. Inside was ok and has plenty to help fill in time. We used it as a starting point before before walking across the road for the day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Footprints670630
Reviewed February 14, 2019

A visit to the Gold Museum is included in your Sovereign Hill ticket. We took the free tour which was a great way to see and appreciate the exhibits here. Well worth the time spent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony2170
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

The gold museum was very interesting and good for children. There are board games out the front and kids booklets. In the museum there are lots of interactive things, such as stepping into a safety cage, playing the piano and looking in the periscope.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

This was an add on to sovereign hill and you got a great education about what the gold rush meant to the area. Ties the experience well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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