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Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

4.5/5
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Closed Open on Tue-Sat,4:00pm-7:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 439 Cobden St | Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone: 0429 199 312

What people are saying:

This is a very large open-air museum in Ballarat, located on the famous Sovereign Hill. It used to be a holy place for gold mining more than 100 years ago, and it still retains many buildings and gold mining equipment at the time. Coming here suddenly seems to have a feeling of time travel back more than 100 years ago. Everyone can fully appreciate the life of the gold digger at that time, it is really interesting.

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  • carriee846
    carriee846
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    Excellent

    Really enjoyed our time here and well worth the reasonable fee ($25pp at time of writing). Enjoyable and educational. As others have stated, a hidden gem.

    Reviewed on /Date(1577922291000+0800)/
  • Fletchworld
    Fletchworld
    Ballarat
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    A hidden gem

    The Ballarat Observatory was founded in the 1800’s atop Mt Pleasant on the corner of Magpie and Cobden Streets. The cluster of small buildings contains a selection of powerful telescopes - both mode...

    Reviewed on /Date(1567331570000+0800)/
  • MarkSonjaDeclan
    MarkSonjaDeclan
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Jupiter has 4 rings and 4 moons...who knew! We got to see them all.

    I was a little bit sceptical about visiting this attraction but I'm so pleased we did. Our guide for the evening, Phil, was knowledgeable and passionate about all the different telescopes held on sit...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563260443000+0800)/
  • Terry L
    Terry L
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    This place was awesome

    This Observatory would have to be one of the best, I love looking at the stars and this was such an experience

    Reviewed on /Date(1546190986000+0800)/
  • Fletchworld
    Fletchworld
    Ballarat
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    Powerful modern telescopes in an historical setting

    We visited the Observatory as an excursion organised by my daughter's kindergarten. The Observatory is located near Sovereign Hill and has a number of displays relating to the site's long history. The...

    Reviewed on /Date(1520161425000+0800)/

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