The Gold Museum presents the story of Ballarat, a provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s, from its earliest days through to European settlement. An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the museum offers an award-winning gift shop specializing in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold jewelry, as well as fine giftware. Discover the power of gold as you view an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, priceless gold artifacts, and gold coins. Take a look at our Ballarat attractions planning app to schedule your visit to The Gold Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The Gold Museum reviews
The presentation of the areas history and the human story surrounding the discovery and search for gold is remarkable Great presentation and excellent information given throughout more »
My wife I undertook the guided tour led by Sue, a very knowledgeable host who shared a lot of the development of Ballarat from the first gold being discovered to the growth of the city around the... more »
Museum is very interactive and interesting for both kids and adults. It will give you a lot of information about the mining history of Ballarat and the establishment of the city. Also big thanks to volunteer Joan, it was very very pleasant to talk to her and ask her a lot of question about the museum and life of the city. Highly recommended.
Loved it. A definite must see for every person. The guide was fantastic with a lot of local knowledge
Plan your trip to Ballarat
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ballarat
Side trips from Ballarat
Parks in Ballarat
Hidden gems in Ballarat
Shopping in Ballarat
Trips to The Gold Museum by other users
1 day in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Sovereign Hill Eureka Centre The Gold Museum 2 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Art Gallery of Ballarat Sovereign Hill The Gold Museum 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Mount Waverley Devonport Sheffield 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Highton Lorne Wye River 3 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Art Gallery of Ballarat Sovereign Hill The Gold Museum 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Ballarat Queenscliff San Remo