Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, Ararat

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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre is owned and operated by the Ararat Rural City Council, and brings to life the story of the immigrant miners on the Victorian Goldfields in the mid 1800's and recreates the social, environmental and political situation of the time. Gum San is an important base for the understanding of the influence of Chinese culture on the economic, cultural and social development of Australia. Take your own journey and relive the experience of these Chinese gold prospectors on their great trek from Robe to the Victorian Goldfields
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  • This special building featuring the second most number of characters on the roof corners of any building in Australia. A roof donated to Ararat by Sister City Taishan is an excellent museum and...  more »
  • This is a great spot. Has interactive displays, lots to be involved in. Staff very pleasant. A must do.  more »
  • Great place for adults and children to appreciate another viewpoint on Australia‚Äôs recent history. Heather gave a lot of information and was very accommodating. The children loved the gold panning...  more »
  • Great little museum but with lots of items ang things to explore. You can have yourself with the traditional Chinese dress, pan gold, calligraphy and many more. The two ladies at the reception really nice and very helpful. We were the only family visited this morning. Spent over an hour in there. Kids really enjoyed it. Highly recommended when visiting the area.
  • Fun gold panning and amazing view from the roof.
  • Very interesting history. Learnt things we didn't know. Very nice people who acted as guides. Will go again to read more. Admire the Chinese for their hard work and perseverance on the goldfields and beyond.
  • What a great tourist place to visit to learn about the local Chinese history and the gold rush
  • great place to update your knowledge about gold rush times

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