• Galleries & Museums

Whether you’re seeking works from local artists; curated exhibitions featuring talent from far and wide; or the opportunity to uncover the gold rush history, Victoria’s Maryborough and Surrounds has something for you.

For a taste of contemporary culture, why not visit the Central Goldfields Art Gallery. The gallery is located in the picturesque historic fire station in Maryborough, built in 1861. It enjoys a distinct program of regularly changing exhibits. In addition to showcasing artists from the local region, the Gallery features community and travelling exhibitions.

Alternatively, get up close and personal with the artist by visiting specialised galleries such as Possum Gully Fine Arts, Alvah Art Gallery, and Museum of Australian History and Art Gallery. Discover the secrets of the Central Goldfields fascinating history at museums such as Worsley Cottage Museum, the Museum of Australian History and Art Gallery, the Talbot Arts Communication Museum and the Goldfields Museum in Dunolly.

From the region’s Indigenous heritage, through to the Gold rush, the area’s connections with WWI and WWII and the gold that is still being discovered in the region today, uncover fascinating displays that will transport you to another time. Explore Dunolly’s Historic Precinct, where beautifully preserved Gold rush era buildings provide an outdoor museum letting you walk in the footsteps of the generations who added to the colourful history of the Maryborough and Surrounds.

With the perfect combination of culture and heritage, the region offers a diverse range of art galleries and museums that will be sure to inspire, educate and entertain.