Sovereign Hill

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Sovereign Hill is a living museum presenting the story of Ballarat as a gold rush boomtown. Gold was discovered here in 1851, triggering the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever known.

But this isn’t the history lesson you got at school. Sovereign Hill puts you at the heart of the action.

Explore underground on a mine tour, cosplay as a gold rush character inside their 1850s photography studio, pan for gold on the diggings, hop onto a coach ride, see live rare trades demonstrations, try the iconic Raspberry Drops handcrafted only at Sovereign Hill, browse the shops, and meet some colourful costumed characters.


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Electric Vehicle Charging Point Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Kiosk Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Australian Tourism Export Council Meetings and Events Australia Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Victoria Tourism Industry Council


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From AU$29.00

Adults- $49. Concession – $40. Children – $29. Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children) – $132. Family of 3 (1 Adult and 2 Children) – $93.

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