The Gold Museum has two permanent exhibition spaces that showcase the people, places and events which have shaped Ballarat and the Victorian Goldfields. These exhibitions are complemented by a rotating program of temporary exhibitions, special events, public programs, and school holiday activities.
Jessica & Paul Simon Gold Pavilion
Explore a treasure trove of objects and stories from Ballarat’s past. Get up close with beautiful 99% pure Ballarat gold, including nuggets, alluvial samples and elaborate jewellery from the Victorian goldfields. Discover the people who have shaped Ballarat’s community, including migrants and business people, as well as industry and traditional Indigenous owners.
Inspired by Gold
From bustling tent community to thriving city, discover Ballarat’s story from the earliest days of European settlement to the ongoing impact of the gold rushes.
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