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The Gold Museum, Ballarat

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Ballarat holiday planner to visit The Gold Museum on your trip to Ballarat, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A great plsce to visit in conjunction with Sovereign Hill - very interesting. It covers both the Ballarat goldfields as well as the broader story of gold. 
  • It is a rather small museum in comparison to the average size of museums in Australia, but it has everything you need. Is located at the head of Sovereign Hill, and if you come from beyond the admission is free so you have to keep your tickets to enter! The place is beautiful and you count even more than the mining history of the town. In addition, you can buy various jewelry all prices with materials of the area =)
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  • It's very crowded and then it is not the place to be as a person with disability. Interessting - but not so good I estimated. Some parts and history are good presented, some very bad. All in all - if ...  read more »
  • It was interesting with lots of details of the history of gold in Australia and around the world. The museum focuses on the gold rushes in Ballarat and Australia, but also shows modern uses of the material and it's alloys. Also shows foreign histories of Gold such as the Conquistadors and foreign currencies. Every now and then, a group of asian tourists would walk through taking photos everywhere, talking very loudly and walking in front of me to look at things which was pretty rude.
  • Good information about the history of gold mining, especially in Ballarat. It also has a cycling museum inside it with history of cycling in Australia. It was a very nice experience to visit both museums.
  • This museum told good history of Sovereign Hill gold mines
  • Had heaps of fun... Learnt heaps
  • Pretty fun loads of gold in there nd memories from past years
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