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Sovereign Hill Museum is temporarily closed to the public

Along with many public organisations around Australia, the not-for-profit Sovereign Hill Museums Association is temporarily closing its three sites to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, Gold Museum and Narmbool will be closed to the public as of 5.00pm Friday, March 20. All events and programs will be cancelled. This includes all evening experiences, including AURA and Lamplight Tours.

Sovereign Hill has a duty to protect the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, volunteers and community. The museum is taking these steps as part of Australia-wide action to contain the coronavirus.

These are unprecedented and challenging times. The situation is changing quickly and we do not have a scheduled date for reopening. We will continue to monitor the situation and all government advice and will provide regular updates through our website and our social media channels.

Sovereign Hill is an icon of Australian tourism and a living history museum of international reputation. We are ready to work with the City of Ballarat and State and Federal government to support the recovery of arts, culture and tourism as we emerge from this crisis to support regional community and businesses.

While we are closed, our staff will continue to care for our animals, protect the site, our collection and our unique assets as we prepare to reopen.

We look forward to welcoming people back to our extraordinary experience to again immerse themselves in our shared stories of humanity.

In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we will be sharing stories and behind-the-scenes views of your favourite experiences and sites.

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