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    Where Australia’s history comes to life! 

    A unique open-air museum in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. It’s just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep!

Sovereign Hill open to the public

Sovereign Hill will begin re-opening to visitors from regional Victoria on Saturday 31 October with new ticket prices and a range of hygiene and social distancing measures in place. Please view our COVID Safe Plan here.

To mark the re-opening, Sovereign Hill will open for four consecutive days over the Melbourne Cup weekend, from Saturday 31 October to Tuesday 3 November, before moving back to weekend trading only from Saturday 7 November.

To welcome visitors back, adult tickets will be available at $39, children's tickets at $20 and a family of four, five or six at $99. 

Much loved activities such as the troopers and red coats, panning for gold in the diggings, and coach rides, will all be available, but with some changes. The streets will be brought to life with characters in costume. Some experiences will not be available due to government restrictions, such as mine tours and the gold pour demonstration.

To ensure Sovereign Hill is safe and secure, tickets will initially be limited to 20% of standard attendance (1,000 visitors per day), on-site payments will be conducted via contactless bank card, sanitisation stations and clear social distancing signage will be active throughout the site. staff, volunteers and visitors will be asked COVID-19 screening questions ahead of entry. In line with Victorian guidelines staff, volunteers and visitors will be wearing face masks.

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