About the listing
Description: By day, the museum is where Australian history comes life.
Step back in time – from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their wealth, to the excitement of the diggings where you can pan for real gold. By night, experience Sovereign Hill’s new sound and light show, AURA. Be instantly transported into an immersive multi-sensory experience, guided through pastoral settlements to the rich cultural tapestry of life on the goldfields.
Type of operation: Outdoor Museum.
Location: 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Melbourne via Western Fwy.
Opening times: Sovereign Hill: 10am-5pm daily except Christmas Day.
Open until 5.30pm during daylight saving. Gold Museum: 9.30am-5.30pm daily except Christmas Day. Open until 6pm during daylight saving.
AURA: visit www.aurasovereignhill.com.au for session times.
Access to public transport: Local coach service, train to Melbourne.
Awards: Winner 2004, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards. Major Tourist Attraction 1992, 2005, 2015, 2016 Australian Tourism Awards.