Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum is an impressive building with a glass facade which lets the sun in to shine on the impressive gold collections contained within.
Browse through impressive collections such as the Jessica and Paul Simon Collection which features over 900 gold samples, nuggets and coins that are unique to Australia and generally considered to be the highlight of the museum.
The Ballarat Historical Society Collection on the other hand features the museum’s ties with the region’s history. Artefacts pertaining to the gold rush era, as well as choice photographs round out the museum’s historical collection. Particular focus is made on how gold impacted the local economy.
Other notable collections in the museum include the goldfield art collection, the Eureka collection - containing artefacts pertaining to the uprising in 1854, and the FitzGerald postcard collection.
The “Ballarat: Inspired by Gold” exhibition presents Ballarat’s storied past as a major European settlement and its transformation into a gold rush town.
The Gold Museum Shop is where you get to take your very own treasures home with you. Gold nuggets and coins are available as souvenirs, while gold jewellery and scented oils containing gold flakes can be bought as gifts for loved ones back home.
Ticket Prices for adults are $10.80 each and children below 15 years old can gain entrance for $5.70. Family passes for groups of no more than 6 people can also be purchased for $28.40.
Sovereign Hill Gold Passes which give you access to the museum as well as the rest of Sovereign Hill cost $75 for adults and $37 for children. Families of no more than 6 people can purchase this pass for $194.