Australia’s leading outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill, takes you back in time after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.
By day, it’s just like stepping back in time – The Main street will get you in character, when you see the costumed ladies and gents parade around. Then go to the diggings where you can pan for real gold and whatever you find is yours to keep!
See an amazing $150,000 gold pour, go on a full-guided gold mine tour or go through the town on a horse-drawn coach. The shops look like they are in the 1850’s, with a world class lolly shop! There is hotels, schools and a theatre with entertainers. See the steam driven machinery, candlemakers, wheelwrights and watch as people show off the traditional trades from back in the day.
At night the sound-and-light show is spectacular which has the ‘Blood on the Southern Cross”, which depicts the dramatic story of the 1854 Eureka Uprising.
Open 10am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day).
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
03 5337 1100