Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
The Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre is an excellent facility which tells the story of miners travelling from South China to Australia in search of gold.
A visit to Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre is as close as you can get to what the prospectors from China felt like during the long journey to Australia. Relive the moments of the miners’ journey from Robe to the rich fields where Ararat is located in the present day.
Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre – Ticket Cost, Ararat VIC
Add to this the great collection of different textiles, colourful embroidery as well as many bold relics reminiscent of rich heritage, and it is easy to see why the centre draws thousands of visitors all throughout the year.
What is a visit to Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre without trying a hand at gold panning? Learning basic Chinese at the centre is also an exciting activity as is engaging in Chinese games from days gone by.
All in all, the family-friendly centre provides a glimpse into the culture of Chinese people as they made their way to our Australian shores.