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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ballarat: Gold Museum and Sovereign Hill

After having a sumptuous lunch at Golden Crown Restaurant we went to Gold Museum in Ballarat, a city with a splendid gold rush architecture and fine gallery.

THE GOLD MUSEUM extends Sovereign Hill’s story of Ballarat, a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s.

An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the Gold Museum offers an award-winning gift shop specialising in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold jewellery and fine giftware.

SOVEREIGN HILL is where Australia’s history comes to life. It’s just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep. (If you could really find one)

Exploring Sovereign Hill on foot is a perfectly recreated example of gold rush life during Victoria's Golden Era and went underground for a fascinating gold mine.

At Sovereign Hill, you can see a spectacular $100,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. Go shopping 1850s-style and visit hotels, schools and a theatre with goldfields entertainers. See steam-driven machinery in action and chat with our wheelwrights, candlemakers and confectioners as they ply their trades. On our streets and in our theatre, you will be entertained by costumed goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo.
Heavy Gold Bar
Demonstration on how  to dissolve a gold and turn into a gold bar
Candlemaking Shop
Old Days game center (Bowling, Chinese Checker and Billiard)

The Gold Museum
Bradshaw Street Ballarat, 
Victoria, 3350 Australia

Sovereign Hill
Magpie Street, Ballarat
Victoria, 3350 Australia

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