Welcome to the Gold Museum

The Gold Museum is Ballarat’s regional social history museum and part of the Sovereign Hill experience.

Opened in 1978, the Gold Museum cares for around 150,000 items, covering a diverse range of collections from mining and military history through to costume and photography.

Browse the various collections which make up the Gold Museum’s holdings and discover the rich array of stories held within.

Those interested in researching the museum’s materials are encouraged to browse our collection online.

The Gold Museum also has an active schedule of exhibitions, public programs and school holiday activities.

Follow the Gold Museum on social media to get instant information on upcoming events and snippets from our collection.

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