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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

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank PhilKennedy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place. Would have liked a more interesting film in the auditorium. Amazing to see the size of the Gold nuggets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueDen27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Static and generally uninspiring displays of gold nugget replicas and photos of the gold rush era. If you want a great display of that era then go across the road to Sovereign Hill.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeoffD892
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great if you want to see the history of Ballarat and gold mining in Ballarat. Ticket to this was included in our entry to Sovereign Hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SarahBeaman
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Having visited the open air museum of Sovereign Hill across the street for almost all day, we were not sure if we had any energy left for the Gold Museum. Thanks god we dragged our tired limbs to this place. A sudden surge of energy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Included in the cost of Sovereign hill this is good value. Quite interesting and worth the visit while in Ballarat

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fearless588998
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My review is tied into the Sovereign Hill tour review as the Gold Museum is part of a 2-Day Sovereign Hill attraction.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Provided a reasonable overview, but could have been more interactive. Admission is covered by the entry fee to Sovereign Hill

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is just opposite to sovereign hill. You can walk through the history of gold mining. Different size of gold pieces from mine can be seen

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimchacko
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