Summer Gold Rush

Join us for our biggest summer ever!

The gold rush is happening all over again this summer as part of our Sovereign Hill school holiday program.

This summer, Sovereign Hill is busier than it’s been since the 1850s gold rush. With NEW activities every day and the chance to win a $400 gold nugget every week, it feels like the gold rush is happening all over again.

Each day of the week, for six weeks, a different adventure awaits. View the full program here

Join us at the Gold Museum for the following fun activities:

Make It! Space

Make your own gold-themed kaleidoscope to take home after you have explored the museum in a ‘new light’.

Time: Every Friday, 2pm-4pm

Treasure Trail

Spot the ten hidden treasures in our galleries. Follow the nuggets to meet the interesting ‘heroes’ of the collection. Download your self-guided trail here

Time: Everyday, 9.30am-5.30pm

Touch Trolley

Are you brave enough to put your hand in the mystery box and guess the object hidden inside? Visit our touch trolley to discover and interact with items from our collection.

Time: Everyday, 3pm-4pm

Golden Treasures Tour

Join a guided tour of the Gold Museum to hear the fascinating stories behind our collections.

Time: Everyday, 4.30pm

Special Exhibition – Pose: Portraits from the Gold Museum Collection

PoseĀ highlights the work of Ballarat’s talented photographers, and images of the people and moments they captured. Displays also include extensive selection of cameras, allowing visitors to explore the development of photographic equipment from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Strike your best pose and take your own photo with a portrait from the collection.

Time: Everyday, 9.30am-5.30pm

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