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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Ararat
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre stands as a monument to the contribution by the Chinese to the establishment and economic and cultural advancement of Ararat. It tells a story of deprivation, hardship and the incredible tenacity of thousands of men from the south east of China that made their way to Victoria, in the 1850s in search of gold. Become engrossed in the courthouse stories and see the original Canton Lead Mine tunnel uncovered during the construction of the Centre. A truly interactive experience for visitors of all ages. Open 7 days a week except Christmas Day 11am-4pm 31-33 Lambert Street (Western Highway) Ararat 3377 03 5352 1078
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Visited the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre which is right on the Highway, just North of the centre of town. Wasn't overly interesting.

1  Thank Curfew156
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

This was one of the things to do the information centre advised us. So glad we did end up doing it. The museum is well set out and so interesting. It's a must for anyone visiting that part of the grampians area

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

The display at the centre is very interesting, informative and well put together. The staff are very friendly. Really shows a good insight into the hardships & lives of the hard working chinese miners in the goldfields.Fun activities for the family with gold panning & calligraphy. Well worth visiting

1  Thank msphoto2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Nearly didn't visit here - but a worthwhile visit if you are interested in local town history - Good value and a quality exhibition with activities for younger children although we all enjoyed trying calligraphy.

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

this place is wonder in Ararat ,provide history about Chinese miner around area when gold found in this area great things to see for people who are interested to know about history .

1  Thank paul c
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