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  1. Sovereign Hill

    To protect public safety, Sovereign Hill is closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Sovereign Hill as soon as possible, creating immersive experiences of our shared history. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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  2. Sovereign Hill

    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!

  3. AURA

    Our totally new immersive theatre experience. Travel under night skies to explore space, delve into the dreamtime and re-live the drama of Australia's most important rebellion. Suitable for the whole family, AURA is the story of how gold changed everything for a young Australia.

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  4. Education

    Sovereign Hill Education provides exciting and hands-on programs suitable for all students.

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  5. Sweet Experience

    Visit Brown’s Confectionery Factory at Sovereign Hill for an exclusive ‘hands-on’ experience where you can smell, touch, taste and roll your very own butterscotch lollies.

Experience the 1850s

A day at Sovereign Hill is a day filled with fun and adventure. Discover all the action and excitement of life as it was in 1850s Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen.

Sovereign Hill is a living museum with working exhibits brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses. Set on 25 acres of an original mining site, Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town with shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, a gold diggings and underground mines to explore.

Sovereign Hill is an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne and we have plenty of free parking on-site.

Where to find us

Both Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum are located in Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350

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