Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851 and is Australia's best outdoor museum!
At Sovereign Hill, you can see a spectacular $100,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. Go shopping 1850s-style and visit hotels, schools and a theatre with goldfields entertainers. You will see steam-driven machinery in action and chat with our wheelwrights, candlemakers and confectioners. They have the best homemade lemonade as well as boiled sweets which are unique to this museum.