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- It is not a huge gallery, but does have some interesting exhibitions and quality art pieces upstairs and a historical museum and local collection in the basement. We made a brief visit and were impressed with some of the items on display. Stairs can be a challenge. they do say they have mobility access, but it is not obvious how to access it.Written 23 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Love to grab lunch from Super Hero or Johnny Baker and take a stroll amongst one of the oldest gardens in the state. Great friendly vibe, and magnificent old trees. Perfect place to keep cool on a hot day and wonderful Autumn display.Written 14 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My second year visiting the annual exhibition of this local artist couples beautiful metal artwork. Displayed in a lovely garden setting, unique and inspiring. Got myself some more flowers, maybe next year I might queue up on opening day to grab one of the hard to get birdhouses. They are only open briefly each year so check their website.Written 17 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was a goldfields villa house (Indian bungalow style) and garden, named by its subsequent Hungarian owner. The same family occupied it for 118 years and their furniture and belongings are still there. Unfortunately it was not open for self guided tours inside. So we opted for the fair in the garden which has retained the character of the nineteenth century. On this day they were holding a Traditional Arts Fair. But the garden was a lot more interesting.Written 27 December 2022
- The person we spoke to in the visitor centre was really helpful. We were given a guide - A Town Walk in Historic Castlemaine - which had a map and a very interesting self guided walk around some of the historic buildings. Well worth visiting.Written 11 February 2023
- Very interesting with an eclectic variety of old and new goods to wander around looking at. Worth the time.Written 6 April 2022
- Closed still. Guess pandemic lockdown has put spanner in the works for re-opening. Current owner - an artist sculptor has interesting celebrity art on the walls & doors on the outside all round (can do a circuit walk). The landscaped slopes - in front of formal entry to the this Gold rush era penitentiary has fantasy sculptures that will amuse kids & adults alike. Gorgeous views across to Goldfields & Castlemaine city.Written 11 March 2022
- The northern, or Central Market building in Castlemaine was built in 1862 to the plans of William Benyon Downe -the town surveyor. It was originally designed to sit between two smaller market buildings: the Eastern Market building, demolished in 1917 to make way for the Castlemaine Technical School (which was in turn converted to a supermarket and mall in the early 1990s), and the Western Market building, also demolished in 1917 and replaced in 1920 by the RSL clubrooms, which still stand.
Following the building’s restoration in 1973, it was used as a museum until, in 2000, it was converted to a tourist information centre and exhibition space.
It has a gorgeous history... and the building most certainly stands as a testament to another time where money was no issue. You can't but help notice it's lines and it's features if you visit Castlemaine.Written 1 October 2021
- The Castlemaine - Maldon railside trail is a mountain bike or "hybrid" bike suitable trail. It's quite hilly with a gravel / dirt / rocky surface. It's not hardcore mountain biking and suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness who want a nice ride from Castlemaine to Maldon return. There are lots of tracks and trails in the area and the route to follow is well signposted, but do keep an eye out for the signs as it's possible to take a wrong turn! It's possible to ride one-way and bring your bike back on the steam train, however I'd check what trains are running and if there is a suitable guards van for bikes with the VGR train company in advance. I've cycled both ways on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it. Note that on total fire ban days the trail is closed. It's also suitable for walkers who want a longer walk.Written 13 February 2022
- We went to this quite amazing geological feature – just lying beside the road. It took some convincing to get my wife out of the car and over to the gutter by the side of the road. It was an anticlinal fold which is a geological fold in the shape of an upward arch, with its oldest beds at its core. It is billions of years old and very unusual. Thanks TA contributors.Written 27 December 2022
- The Mill complex is such a refreshing 1-2 hours of interesting "stuff". Its has a wide variety of items for sale...books, picked up the Man Booker prize winner, old tools ...wood splitter, industrial odds and ends, clothes....A clever model where the stalls are open and you pay at the counter on the way out. Entertaining and good value.Written 7 June 2022
- The station is handy to town and has toilets and a cafe inside (The Daily Express). The coffee is good and some useful hot foods are available. Books are available for borrowing. There are regular trains to Bendigo and Melbourne from here, plus some buses to other towns.Written 23 July 2023
- A unique venue in historic building. Great cafe in the front serving up delicious pizza & a awesom beer garden. The drink, food, sound, space, outdoor area...all exceptionally. Worth traveling to see a show here. We seen Child and it was amazing, such a great vibe.Written 26 June 2021
- I was looking for family history in the area and the library staff were very helpful especially for a non local. ThanksWritten 3 January 2020
- Worth the look . Great views of Castlemaine, a little history. On a quaint street, very much country feelWritten 5 March 2022
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