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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

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

As the name suggests, the centre uses Chinese architectural design in the building itself, and is careful to employ the principles of Feng Shui. The two-storey structure, complete with unique tiled roofs, offers an interesting collection of audio and visual media alongside static media displays for an interactive session.

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.

31-33 Lambert St
Ararat, VIC

Opening Hours
11am - 4pm

Phone Number
(03) 5352 1078

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