Sovereign Hill

Local nameSovereign Hill
LocationBallarat, Australia

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction. It is one of Victoria's most popular attractions and Ballarat's most famous.Set in the Australian 1850s, the complex is located on a 25-hectare site that is linked to the richest alluvial gold rush in the world. The site comprises over 60 historically recreated buildings, with costumed staff and volunteers, who are able to answer questions and will pose for photos. The recreation is completed with antiques, artwork, books and papers, machinery, livestock and animals, carriages, and devices all appropriate to the era.

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Opening hours

Sovereign Hill:
Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m

Gold Museum:
Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closed on Christmas Day.


Adult: AUD 55.50
Concession: AUD 44.40
Child (5-15): AUD 25.00

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +61 3 5337 1199

Address Bradshaw Street, Ballarat 3350, Victoria 3350, Australia

Coordinates -37°34'44.964" N 143°51'55.977" E

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