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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

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This gem of a museum in Ararat follows the epic journey of the Chinese from Southern China to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Panda055
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Melbourne, Australia
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Great front desk service lady Lovely museum and a great view from the top of the building ...Great... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Collette W
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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre stands as a monument to the contribution by the Chinese to the establishment and economic and cultural advancement of Ararat. It tells a story of deprivation, hardship and the incredible tenacity of thousands of men...more
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31-33 Lambert St, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a museum in Ararat follows the epic journey of the Chinese from Southern China to the goldfields of western Victoria. Grant provided an interesting introduction to how the museum came to be, the significance of the design and construction. A 10 minute...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My friend brought me to this heritage centre that was created to show the linkage of the Chinese to gold mine days in Australia. Was wondering if have a center or just some info boards will suffice

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great front desk service lady Lovely museum and a great view from the top of the building ...Great exhibitsMore

Thank Collette W
John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Collette. We are very pleased you had a great visit.. and yes the view is great.. on one side is the great view of Mt Langi Ghiran (the Sleeping Lady) and on the other side is a great closeup of our amazing roof, which...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

What a terrific little museum! If you are anywhere near Ararat, don’t miss this place. A well put together glimpse into an important but little known part of our history. I loved the interactive displays and the personal stories. Special thanks to Grant for the...More

Thank Kerrie J
John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Kerrie, I will pass on your kind words to Grant, he is one of our excellent group of Staff and will be pleased to hear them. Thanks to your review, our untold amazing story is starting to be told a little more often.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely and friendly staff. I visited on a Saturday morning as i my partner and i wanted to do something before we needed to check in. Very interesting history about the Chinese and Ararat and worth the entry free and a nice little gift shopMore

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John W, Manager at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Victoria, thanks for our review and your kind words. Our gift shop is tiny but jam packed with lots of different things, very different, that make excellent gifts or curios for your own house. We are very glad you enjoyed your time. We hope...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is a first class Museum that is as good as any we have seen . The exhibits are of high quality and chronologically ordered to explain the Chinese history in the district and their foundational role in the formation of Ararat. The 15 minute...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We congratulate the small group of local enthusiasts who had a dream for 40 years to create this beautiful museum to acknowledge the contribution of the Chinese for discovering Ararat and helping to establish the town. They’re contribution was amazing. The displays, the information and...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Best day had visiting the way everything is displayed and the information given if amazing. The interactive parts are so much fun and the price is great.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

It was great to see acknowledgement of the Chinese contribution to Australia from the goldrush times. There is plenty to see, read, watch and listen to for all ages. We spend just over two hours and could have spent longer. We opted to walk around...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Ararat has a lot of history and this interactive museum is reasonably priced, staffed by friendly knowledgeable staff, well laid out and definitely worth a visit. Allow 2 hours, watch the movie to get the backstory and then be immersed in what the museum has...More

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Valerie S
23 July 2018|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
Hi Valerie, great questions. Adult entry is $10, Concession is $8 and we accept carers card so the carer is free. Yes we are disability friendly with a ramp up to our building that winds its way through our garden. Not much... More
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MichaelDuke
15 August 2017|
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Response from Hillsgal | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I know there was a re enactment recently but we were there very recently and nothing was mentioned. Try emailing or calling them. They are really helpful.
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snozrak
7 July 2015|
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Response from JustTravelAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
Hi You are confronted with a large staircase at the entrance which is pretty daunting to all but there is disabled parking off Rominya Lane at the back of the centre. There is also a drop off point near the entrance steps... More
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