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GRAND PARADE

Come One! Come All!
All the colour and clamour of a grand parade arrives on Main Street.

1.30 PM | MAIN STREETMAP 26

REDCOAT SOLDIERS

See the Redcoats march, drill and fire thier muskets!

4.00 PM | VICTORIA THEATRE BALCONYMAP 26

TABLEAUX VIVANTS

Join Sovereign Hill’s take on tableaux vivants. Snap your photograph to share. #spectacular

VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND SOVEREIGN HILL

STEP UP FOR SPECTACULAR FUN!

Step right up for all the fun of the Sovereign Hill Spectacular. Try your hand at juggling, walk the death defying balance beam. Test your strength with our
high striker!

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM | PARADE SHOWGROUNDMAP 34

MORNING CALL

To win a bet, Sir Edward Ardent attempts to charm Mrs Chillingtone into breaking her promise never to re-marry. But Mrs Chillingtone has a surprise for him. The infamous Lola Montez performed this play to open the original Victoria Theatre. Enjoy an excerpt from this wonderful time capsule piece.

12.30 PM | VICTORIA THEATREMAP 26

GURNING CONTEST

Bring your funniest face. ‘Gurnin’ through a braffin’ is the latest craze on the goldfields!

2.00 PM | PARADE SHOWGROUNDMAP 34

TRAVELLING CAMERA OBSCURA

Inspect the camera obscura and learn how our romance with the captured image began. Find out how images were first created and how the modern camera evolved.

OPEN ALL DAY | DEMONSTRATION AT 11.15 AM AUCTIONEER, ALEX KELLYMAP 53

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTOMIME

Beauty and the Beast’ is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. We’ve added lots of silliness, a good dose of slapstick, and even the odd pirate and witch, to ensure that it’s riotous fun for everyone. Boo, cheer, sigh, laugh and cry to your heart’s content!

2.15 PM | VICTORIA THEATREMAP 26

THE GREAT PEDESTRIAN FEAT

he proprietors of the United States and the Charlie Napier Hotels band together by staging the Great Pedestrian Feat! Can their challenger beat the record to walk 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours?

11.45 AM | MAIN STREETMAP 26

AT THE GOLD MUSEUM

POSE: PORTRAITS FROM THE GOLD MUSEUM COLLECTION

Pose’ is a special exhibition highlighting the talent of some of Ballarat’s early photographers as they recorded the history of the city through images of people and moments in time.
The exhibition also features an extensive selection of cameras illustrating the development of photographic equipment since the nineteenth century. Take your own souvenir photograph by striking your best pose with a portrait from the collection.

9.30 AM - 5.30 PM | GOLD MUSEUMMAP 47

MAKE-AND-TELL TIME

Join our storyteller for tales of fun and adventure, and a chance to make your own pop-up puppet.

10.00 AM & 3.00 PM | COWLES GALLERY GOLD MUSEUMMAP 47

FOLLOW THE DISCOVERY TRAIL

Use your powers of observation to explore the Gold Museum and complete your Discovery Trail booklet.

9.30 AM - 5.30 PM | GOLD MUSEUMMAP 47

PUPPET PLAY SPACE

Visit our pop-up puppet theatre and have a play.
Entertain friends and family with your own performances.

9.30 AM - 5.30 PM | GOLD MUSEUMMAP 47


MINE TOURS

NEW NORMANBY MINE SURFACE TOUR

Heritage listed, the New Normanby mine has a rich history dating back to 1886. Its ruins are located in a restricted area of Sovereign Hill rarely ever opened to the public. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about one of the last Ballarat company mines to shut its doors. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS FREE TOUR

JOURNEY THROUGH THE LABYRINTH OF GOLD

See original 19th century workings and demonstrations of early mining equipment while gaining an insight into the daily life of Ballarat’s miners as they sought their fortunes deep below ground.

THE SECRET CHAMBER

The ghostly ‘Secret Chamber’ tells a tale of two Chinese
miners who, like many of their countrymen, travelled to the Ballarat goldfields in search of their fortunes. 

TRAPPED

What happens when luck runs out? ‘Trapped’ is the dramatic story of Australia’s worst gold mining disaster.

$7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2A & 4C)
(Self-guided Red Hill Mine tours are free. Map 6)

REGULAR TOURS. BOOK EARLY. LIMITED PLACES | GOLD MINE  | MAP 35


EVENING EXPERIENCES

AURA

Discover AURA, Sovereign Hill’s new multi-sensory sound-and-light experience. Explore space, delve into the Dreamtime, and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion - all while travelling under the night sky. AURA combines 3D cinema, world-class projections and experiential storytelling to reveal how gold revolutionised Australia.SHOW RUNS NIGHTLYBOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Call 03 5337 1199 | bookings@sovereignhill.com.au

LAMPLIGHT TOURS

Sovereign Hill’s Lamplight Tour leads you into the darker side of goldfields life. Meet your guide in a cosy hotel bar before venturing into the night to visit some very shady characters in some most intriguing places. We promise you will see Sovereign Hill in a whole new light!

SHOW RUNS NIGHTLYBOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Call 03 5337 1199 | bookings@sovereignhill.com.au

BOOK NOW