Sovereign Hill is an amazing open-air museum located in Ballarat, just 90 minutes north of Melbourne. Go back to 1851 and learn what it was like to live in Victoria during one of the most important events in Australian history, the Gold Rush.
Perfect for families and little kids, Sovereign Hill has plenty of activities to keep your family entertained including live theatre performances, panning for gold, coach rides and a gold mine tour.
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Kids will be panning for gold in the creek and taking a ride on the horse-drawn carriages. Go and learn how to make candles 1850’s style and watch an expert gold smelter go about his work. Watch confectioners make lollies and the tinsmith make baking trays and cups.
Head over to the theatre and watch a live show, or get in on the action and dress up for a photo shoot of you and your family in traditional Victorian costumes. Make sure to check out the gold museum which tells the story of the gold rush in Victoria, one of the reasons that Melbourne and Ballarat are such prosperous cities today.
There are a number of places to get something tasty to eat at Sovereign Hill including bakeries, a cafe and plenty of lolly shops!
Sovereign Hill is a not-for-profit, community-based cultural tourism organisation. With over 18 scheduled activities happening throughout the day, there’s something to interest all ages at Sovereign Hill.