Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, Ararat

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Specialty Museum Museum
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  • This extraordinary building, which was erected with the aid of the people of Taishan in the China and the Chinese Society in Melbourne. It also tells of the world's richest alluvial gold mine,"The Can...  more »
  • The museum was beautifully arranged and told the extraordinary stories of the Chinese miners who found the gold that made Ararat a magnet during the gold rushes. We have much to thank these diligent, ...  more »
  • An amazing hands on history of the Chinese gold rush in Ararat. Lots of great displays and activities such as gold panning for the children to participate in. The shop is also stocked with lots of unu...  more »
  • 29/4/17 Very interesting. Ladies on duty were very friendly and knowledgable. Made us feel welcome. Good insight into Ararats history.
  • Don't totally understand the appeal. Dressing up was cool I guess. If you're there be sure to watch the video. Owners are lovely :)
  • We spent a few hours here and it was a very enlightening experience, learning about the Chinese prospectors and how they lived. It was an excellent time also seeing Don Reynolds vision of the museum born to reality, Don would have been extremely proud of the countless hours he spent on this project.
  • It was nice to come back to this building 10 years or more on from the opening. Pity the restaurant never got built.
  • a place for someone want to learn more history about Chinese discovery stories!