Gold Museum
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350
  • Phone:
  • 03 5337 1199

The Gold Museum is Ballarat’s regional social history museum and part of the Sovereign Hill experience.

Located directly across the road to Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum celebrates Sovereign Hill’s story of Ballarat – a provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rush of the 1850s.

Visitors can discover the beauty and power of gold when they view the impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artifacts and gold coins.
As Ballarat’s regional museum, the Gold Museum presents permanent exhibitions on the social history of the city as well a diverse range of changing exhibitions of photography, special subjects and shows produced in association with community organisations. Check the website for the current exhibitions.
Although the Gold Museum at Sovereign Hill tells the story of Ballarat during the great gold rushes of the 1850s, our customer service is focused very much on the 21st century.

Accessibility Information

Disability toilets are located within the Gold Museum for the convenience of our visitors. A large ramp leads to the entrance of the Gold Museum, ensuring that it is easily accessible. Ramp access to exhibits continues throughout the Museum.

Our friendly staff are always happy to answer any queries regarding accessibility – if you have any questions, please give us a call on 03 5337 1199.

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am until 5:30 pm.

Visit the Gold Museum for FREE