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Sovereign Hill

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Sovereign Hill is an amazing open-air museum in Ballarat, just 90 minutes north of Melbourne. Visit in 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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Once you step inside Sovereign Hill, you will feel like you have been transported back in time to 1851. Explore life on the goldfields as you engage with costumed characters who run the shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, gold diggings and underground mines.

Kids will be panning for gold in the creek and taking a ride on the horse-drawn carriages. 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 makes 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. Check out the gold museum, which tells the story of the gold rush in Victoria, which is one of the reasons Melbourne and Ballarat are such prosperous cities today.

There are several 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.

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What are the Sovereign Hill opening hours?
Daily: 10am - 5pm
During daylight saving, open until 5.30pm
Closed Christmas Day

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What are the Sovereign Hill entry prices?
Adult: $58.50
Concession: $46.80
Child (5-15yrs): $26.20
Family (2Ad & up to 4Ch): $148
Family (1Ad & up to 3Ch): $106
Children under 5yrs: Free

Adult: $7.50
Child (5-15yrs): $4.00
Family (2Ad & 4Ch): $20.00

Adult: $5.50
Child (5-15yrs): $4.00
Family (2Ad & 4Ch): $17.00

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