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29 November 2018 - 21 July 2019

Strange things, eclectic things, random things - all wonderful things! Experience everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry.

Since 1978 the Gold Museum, as custodian of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association Collection, has been collecting objects and stories relating to Ballarat and the Victorian goldfields.

The collection is a mix of the wonderful, historical and downright strange. It represents the museum’s unique role as custodian for the objects that underpin the Sovereign Hill experience and represent the unique heritage of Ballarat and surrounding goldfields.

A celebration of the Gold Museum’s 40th anniversary, Wonderful Things celebrates 40 years of the Gold Museum. Explore our collection and experience the strange, eclectic, random and wonderful things…