The Gold Museum, Ballarat

3.8
#3 of 8 in Museums in Ballarat
The Gold Museum presents the story of Ballarat, a provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s, from its earliest days through to European settlement. An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the museum offers an award-winning gift shop specializing in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold jewelry, as well as fine giftware. Discover the power of gold as you view an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artifacts, and gold coins. Take a look at our Ballarat attractions planning app to schedule your visit to The Gold Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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4.2
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  • We only really visited this museum as an add on to Sovereign Hill. There were some interesting exhibits but I was quite off-put by the visitors from the large tour buses, who were pushy and...  more »
  • if your into gold and want to see a lot of it's history this is the place for you , you get free admission when you go to sovereign hill so why not.  more »
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  • Museum is very interactive and interesting for both kids and adults. It will give you a lot of information about the mining history of Ballarat and the establishment of the city. Also big thanks to volunteer Joan, it was very very pleasant to talk to her and ask her a lot of question about the museum and life of the city. Highly recommended.
  • Loved it. A definite must see for every person. The guide was fantastic with a lot of local knowledge
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