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The Gold Museum
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day...
Ranked #14 of 79 things to do in Ballarat
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed December 13, 2013

admittedly this was after a full day at Soverign Hill but we didnt get much out of the museum, it is part of SovHill entry fee so no loss

Thank RobRb
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

This lovely repository is an elegant slice of Ballarat history,much quieter then the hoopla of Sovereign Hill. Its houses some superb collections that curatively bring together the development of Ballarat.
Original paintings,drawings and photographs are interspersed with fascinating objects,so you are shown the broader picture and are then able to focus on everyday tools and objects that people actually used.
The main exhibition includes an extraordinary panorama taken by the photographer William Bardwell from the top of the Town Hall tower in 1872. There are illustrations and paintings ,which along with the museums collections of documents,manuscripts and books, have been vital tools in the recreation of Sovereign Hill's buildings and streetscapes.
the gold pavilion section of the museum has one of the most interesting collection of gold coins,from ancient to modern times. Precious relics and a fascinating collection of nuggets flesh out the reason why prospectors swarmed the gold fields in the first place.
We loved this incredibly intelligent 'looksie' at the wealth that generated much of Victorias development. There is also an evocative,multi-media presentation which highlights the legends and lives of the Wathaurong people,whose lands include Ballarat. Its creative and absorbing 10-minute presentation that brings to life and celebrates the region's indigenous heritage.
This is the primer before visiting the Sovereign Hill Disney.

Thank Eli B
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Whilst being informative and interactive it was smaller than I expected, however together with Sovereign Hill makes a wonderful full day tour.

Thank _ashram77_
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you've been to Sovereign Hill you've already paid for your entry into The Gold Museum, so you may as well have a look. There are some interesting exhibits, some on local indigenous peoples and of course on life on the diggings. It's not something I'd make a special effort to visit, but if you have the time, why not.

Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Whilst you weave your way around this exhibit, you are shown the history of gold in Australia. It was interesting and well played out, but a little flat not not too inspiring. Still makes an hours trip, but dearly hoping that you buy some gold in the shop! Needs a little more human I interaction, some of the displays too static.

Thank JerseyP_j
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