Sovereign Hill Museums: Australia’s famous outdoor museum
Spanning across 25 hectares of land, Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum that has become an iconic Australian tourist destination, presenting the story of the Gold Rush. With a large emphasis on the impact the 19th Century gold discovery had on the growth of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Museum provides an extraordinary opportunity to experience history. Since 1970, Sovereign Hill Museum has built a stellar reputation around the world, attracting around 450 000 visitors a year. This living museum features vintage working machinery and exhibits, costumed interpreters and encourages visitor participation to ensure the ultimate experience.
Entry to Sovereign Hill grants you access to a range of activities to enjoy with family and friends! Take a tour underground on a guided exploration of the gold mine, jump on a horse-drawn carriage and embark on an adventure around Sovereign Hill, shop 1850's styles or check out the hotels, schools and theatre from the 19th century. There is so much to do and see at Sovereign Hill. By night, Sovereign Hill takes shape into a spectacular light show telling the dramatic story of the 1854 Eureka Uprising. Featuring no actors, Blood on the Southern Cross is a pure sound and light show, with voices around the town detailing the events as they happen and incredible lighting to set the scene.
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