Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.
You can see a spectacular $100,000 gold pour demonstration, 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.
Access this rich history for yourself via the OpenAccess Tours content app for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
Available OpenAccess Tours options: Auslan or English language captions for The Secret Chamber Gold Mine Tour and the Gold Pour Demonstration, Auslan or captions for several introduction videos.
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm daily (close at 5:30pm during Daylight Saving period).
Getting there: Ample free parking available on site. Buses connect to Ballarat train station.
Address: Bradshaw Street, Golden Point, Ballarat
Phone: (03) 3557 1100