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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

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Address: 31-33 Lambert St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
Phone Number: +61 03 5352 1078
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A visit to history

This place has lot of Chinese history to tell. Entry fee. Adult $10 Children, students, senior citizens $8 Maximum of 45 minutes needed for this visit. You can try your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2016
jimchacko
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place has lot of Chinese history to tell. Entry fee. Adult $10 Children, students, senior citizens $8 Maximum of 45 minutes needed for this visit. You can try your luck by trying to find gold in the sand kept in museum A short video explain about the Chinese effort in finding the Gold mine in ararat

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John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review, it’s a great help. Our electronic hand-held Audio Guides take you through on an informative 45 minute journey, but if you are an avid reader and /or want to dress up in our Chinese costumes, try your hand at the gold panning, the Chinese calligraphy and the Chinese language games, then you... More 

Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The Gum San Chinese Heritage centre is very informative, the staff were friendly and helpful. It portrayed the interesting history of Ararat with well presented and interactive displays.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful slice of history! Perfect for all ages! The two ladies at reception were very informative and welcoming! Lots to see and learn! Make sure you go to the roof top to see the views!

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John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, it’s much appreciated. I will pass on your kind words to our reception staff. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, and yes, we love the view from up there too. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A must see attraction in Ararat. Good explanation of the place of the early Chinese miners in the early days of the towns development. Excellent artifacts on display. Good activities for children.Don't forget to climb up to the Great Hall for an amazing view towards Lhani ghiran .

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John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we try to portray this special story in many interesting ways. The view to the “Sleeping Lady” (Mt Llangi Ghiran) is quite good isn’t it? More 

Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Well this was a nice surprise, didn't know there was a Chinese Museum in Ararat. I was lovely and very tastefully done with the displays and a great tour guide. Did he happen to mention the shop?? ;-) The shop was excellent, lots of nice things to purchase, nothing tacky and very reasonably priced.

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Thank turoar
John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are very happy to have surprised you in this positive way, thank you. And I’m also very pleased my tongue-in-cheek jokes about the gift-shop stuck with you; glad to have you there for your group tour, we’d be happy to see you all back any time. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I went to Gum San and spent much longer there than anticipated because it was so good! Very family friendly and only a short walk from Barkly Street.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Not to be missed when visiting Ararat. excellent out, wonderful artefacts very knowledgeable staff. The building itself is a real eye-opener. A hidden gem in a small country town.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately it was closed so we didn't get to go inside but that didn't stop us from enjoying the beautiful Chinese gardens, the statue's or the amazing bamboo path leading to the rear of the building. We will definitely be back to explore the place in detail next time.

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Thank Holidaygogetter
John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are so sorry you didn't get to see inside. Thank you for your nice comments about the garden. The bamboo pathway is beautiful when its all in it's green spring growth and is a good 4-5 degrees cooler on a hot day. We hope you'll pop in on your next journey and say hi. More 

South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Husband, 23 year old son & I visited late in the day. Staff could not have been more helpful. We had a great experience & learnt a great deal about local history. Magnificent interactive museum!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The Chinese history is very important to the people of Ararat and for a $10 entrance fee you can get to hear all about it and see this magnificent building. The lady that looked after us last Saturday afternoon (12th March) was very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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