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Autumn School Holidays 2024

Autumn School Holidays 2024

Calling all gold adventurers!

Experience first-hand the thrilling and transformative power of gold this autumn at Sovereign Hill. Test your fortunes at Gold Strike on the diggings with a chance to win a $500* nugget every day, hold a real gold nugget from our museum collection, and discover the creativity, tools, and trades that built a city in a series of hands-on workshops.

Gold Strike

Tap into your inner prospector. Gold Strike is your chance to find that nugget you've been searching for (but without the grime and toil!). Select a bag in the hopes that the pay dirt inside has a hidden $500* payoff. Click here for terms and conditions. *$500 Sovereign Hill Recommended Retail Price.

Where: The Diggings map no. 8
10am - 5pm
Cost: $20

Touch of Gold

Experience your own Eureka! moment. Hold real gold worth $80,000 as the Australia nugget makes a rare public appearance as it emerges from its usual location inside the museum's secure vaults. Hold the nugget, see the gleam and fulfil a dream!

Where: Bank/Gold Office map no. 66
 12pm - 3pm
Dates: 2 - 14 April

Cost: $5 - $10

Person holding gold nugget

Discovery of the Welcome Nugget

How did one nugget stir up so much excitement? And why is the story of the Welcome Nugget relevant today? Find out by meeting the miners who made the discovery and hear the exciting story of one of the largest gold nuggets ever found.

Where: Bank corner Main Street

Candle Making Workshop

Discover the art of candle-making this autumn. Choose the scent and colours as our candle-maker entrusts you with their secret tips and guides you through the process of making your own candle.

Where: John Alloos map no. 41
 Book your session when purchasing your admission tickets.

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Dark Room Photography

Explore the timeless magic of traditional photography using glass plate negatives to create a cyanotype print.

Where: Mechanics Institute Main Street opposite Criterion Store map no. 31
 Book your session when purchasing your admission tickets

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Wind-up Toys Workshop

Uncover the whimsical world of wind-up toys tucked away in our treasure trove vaults. Delve into the fascinating science and technology behind crafting your very own take-home toy that springs to life.

Where: Australian Centre for Gold Rush Collections
Time: 10am to 11.30am
Date: Thursday, 4 April

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