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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gold and how it came to shape the history of Ballarat. Plus a good display of nuggets, replicas of major finds, and coins.Worthy of a visit in conjunction with Sovereign Hill village.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 16alexanderh
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was disappointed. I was looking forward to the visit as an ancestor was a miner, but apart from a few pictures, gold nuggets, and jewellery, there wasn't much to see. The additional rooms of quirky collections could be seen in just a few minutes....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank krudyard
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Gold Museum fills in all the blanks after having spent most of the day at Sovereign Hill and is located just across the road. Interesting facts and exhibits on display which is well maintained and presented.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank freeworldtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of admission to Sovereign Hill, you get access to the Gold Museum. It is not a large museum but has a really interesting collection of artifacts, information and photos. The large photo with lighting at key points can occupy quite a bit of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonester
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice entree to the main event. It has it's historical and educational value but if it wasn't next to Sovereign Hill and if wasn't part of the day tour itinerary, I would most likely skip it and use that time for the main attraction....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chanpion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a well documented environment that offers a close up record and description of the gold era, including samples, examples of gold found in the region. Just across the road from Sovereign Hill and included in the same price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Obanini1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very big Museum but very well thought out and set out. Really good exhibit information interesting and easy to read

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the museum after Sovereign Hill. It was part of our tour. We spent 15 min at the museum. I wouldn’t pay to enter as I didn’t find it too interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank carolinelundberg71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gold Museum entrance fees is included in the Sovereign Hill Tickets, make you visit the Gold Museum as it is directly opposite Sovereign Hill. The most interesting is the different sizes of Gold Nuggets found in Australia

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CY_Chung
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The museum covers a lot of ground: who first found gold; how Ballarat developed during the gold rush; what gold looks like when it's found; miner lifestyles. It doesn't go into a lot of depth, but it's an interesting overview and there were lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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