Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is a dynamic group of museums that captures the mining and social history of Ballarat. Its principle components are: an outdoor museum that represents the diggings and township of Ballarat in the period 1851 to 1861; the Sovereign Quartz mine consisting of above-ground mining plant and below ground mining museum; the 'Blood on the Southern Cross' sound and light show that tells the story of the Eureka Stockade rebellion; the Gold Museum which presents temporary and permanent exhibitions exploring the history of the district, encompassing both Ballarat social history and Koori heritage.

Address: 
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, VIC
Tel: 
0353311944
Hours: 
10:00am - 5:00pm 7 Days except Christmas day, daylight savings 10:00am - 5:30pm. Gold Museum 9:30am - 5:20pm 7 Days except Christmas day, daylight savings 9:30am - 6:00pm.
Admission: 
Adults $27.00, Child (5-15yrs) $13.00, Concession $20.00, Family (2 adults and 4 children) $70.00, Single family (1 adult and 3 children) $49.00.Includes entry to the Gold Museum.
Blood on the Southern Cross - Sound & Light Show, separate pricing structure, for enquiries and bookings please call (03) 5333 5777.
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets also for the disabled, baby change room, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, guided tours, information brochure, room for hire, community involvement, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education, outreach, multilingual, touring exhibitions, multi-lingual self-guided tours for day and sound-and-light.
Collection: 
50,000 items and 35,000 post cards and photographs
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Items

Steam Driven Quartz Crushing Battery

19th Century Wheelwright's Machinery

Early 19th Century Australian Furniture

Collection of Gold in Alluvial, Nugget, Coin Form

Approximately 30,000 postcards