The Gold Museum, Ballarat

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The Gold Museum presents the story of Ballarat, a provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s, from its earliest days through to European settlement. An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the museum offers an award-winning gift shop specializing in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold jewelry, as well as fine giftware. Discover the power of gold as you view an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artifacts, and gold coins. Take a look at our Ballarat attractions planning app to schedule your visit to The Gold Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum was the most disorganized display of the history of gold mining. It really didn't give a historical outlook. It was very random. There was no continuity in the displays.  more »
  • This is an interesting museum, however a lot of it was repetitive of MADE museum. Awakening the Dragon was an exhibition that was more interesting. The shop was very expensive  more »
  • OMG the huge gold nuggets on show were amazing! And the stories behind the gold just as good. Great to be able to see and read about the gold rush history in the Ballarat areas. Highly recommended.  more »
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  • A great museum for all ages. It's well laid out, and the displays aren't too busy so they're easy to read and interpret. There's a room with a big 360 degree photo of Ballarat in its early days, and it's fantastic. Its got some interactive features which really bring it to life. I loved looking at all the real gold on display. I'd highly recommend bringing international family and friends here, it's a great insight into Australian history.
  • Heritage Revisited. Great place to learn and see who built Victoria from the gold rush to recent times & the rocky path of multiculturalism.
  • THERE A RICH HISTORY OF THERE GOLD MINERS AND CHINESE ALSO A MUST SEE
  • Pretty cool collection, as a hobbyist coin collector, it's good to see the history of gold coins from around the world.
  • Wonderful Curators and staff...loved Chinese display hope it up fir a long time

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