Sovereign Hill’s Bright View garden is a paradise of natural wonder and fine craftsmanship courtesy of our garden team
On 9 June, 1858 at 8.20pm an excited shout rang out from Ballarat’s Red Hill Mine.
The Welcome Nugget, the largest piece of gold in the world, had just been discovered.
Find out why this was such a special moment for Ballarat and what happened to the nugget afterwards.
Step inside our glamourous Victoria Theatre and discover the history of Ballarat’s most famous entertainment venue
The original United States Hotel appears in Ballarat newspapers from 1855 onwards. Located in Main Road, it was named by its two founders, Americans Albion Nicholls and John William Emery. Tragically, the hotel burnt down in the early hours of 1st December 1855, killing three people, including Nicholls. Newspaper items of the day report a […]
Discover the story behind the stunning wallpaper featured in Sovereign Hill’s United States Hotel
Dangerous. Rebellious. Controversial. Ballarat’s first newspaper, the Ballarat Times, had a colourful history.
Discover the history of David Jones’ Criterion Store which is recreated alongside other businesses on Sovereign Hill’s Main Street
A collection relating to Ballarat’s Harris and Pearce family has been lovingly donated to the Sovereign Hill Museums Association.
Deakin University student Jessie Tudor tells us about her Museum Studies internship at the Gold Museum
Deakin University student Trinity Gurich reflects on her internship at the Gold Museum