El Dorado Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The El Dorado Museum collection is sited in the original schoolhouse number 246 which opened in 1870. The school rooms and out-sheds house a large variety of items such as social and domestic purpose items.

Gold and tin mining relics from the Cock’s El Dorado Gold and Tin Dredge and Cock’s Pioneer sluicing are on display as well as information on various mines in the area with some photographic history of the mining from 1850 until 1950. Agricultural implements can be viewed in and around the big shed.

A Blacksmith’s shop has a fireplace, bellows, anvil, hammers, and other tools. There are also woodworkers hand tools, saws, and mining implements. Genealogy is available from school records, cemetery records World War One records and some photos, lodge and church records, and mining records. The museum has war memorabilia ranging from helmets and medals to souvenirs brought back by soldiers.

Children’s treasure hunt activities are available with some hands-on items to try out as well. They can have a go at gold panning and keep any gold that they discover.

Open most public holidays (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) but not Good Friday and Christmas Day. Open Anzac Day by appointment.


Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Non Smoking



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


From AU$5.00

Adult price – no concession available
Family groups $15

Nearby Things to Do

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View of Eldorado

Monument Hill Lookout

Eldorado, Wangaratta

The Eldorado Dredge

The Eldorado Dredge

Eldorado, Wangaratta

Reids Walk

Reid’s Walk

Eldorado, Wangaratta

Eldorado Interpretative Signage

Eldorado Historic Walk

Eldorado, Wangaratta

El Dorado Pottery

El Dorado Pottery

Eldorado, Wangaratta

Cocks Eldorado Dredge

Eldorado Shared Path and Dredge Loop

Eldorado, Wangaratta

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