An evocative photograph and text display from Maldon Museum's unique photographic collection. Old Schooldays are explored through text and photographs of several of Maldon & District schools from the late 19th century onward.
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Remembering Newstead Railway Station
Newstead Arts Hub is on a mission. A mission to capture the stories of the working railway station and its role in the town’s history: share your memories, stories and photos.
Victorian Colonial Express
Take a trip back in time...
Join us for a memorable ride on Victoria's oldest railway carriages.
Over 130 years old, these relics from a long past era are being operated especially for visitors to the Heritage Festival. Experience rail travel of the 1880's-style
Creating CAM: A herstory in cloth and conversation
Discover the women whose vision and enterprise saw Castlemaine Art Museum grow from its grassroots conception into a celebrated gallery. This free event includes 3 origin story cloth workshops at Castlemaine Art Museum throughout the festival, alongside a shared storytelling forum event.
The Story of Communication, from morse code to smart phone
Come and learn all about the first telegraph in Castlemaine to the phones we use today
Historic Town Walk of Castlemaine
Want to learn more about this fascinating gold rush region? Explore the central streets of Castlemaine on a guided walking tour with a local history expert.
Throughout the Australian Heritage Festival, these one hour tours will set off from the historic Market Building at 2pm each Saturday.
Experience Boorp Boorp Boondyil
Boorp Boorp Boondyil (passing knowledge to our children) invites people to share in Jaara stories and teachings, one of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. An interactive space to learn about the Dja Dja Wurrung history of the area.
Behind the Screens: Understanding the Golden Dragon Museum Collection
Join Megan Hall, Collections Manager at Bendigo’s Golden Dragon Museum, for a private tour of the Museum where she will uncover some of the little-known details of the Collection and its care.
Myths and Legends of Maryborough Railway Station
Maryborough Railway Station is truly magnificent! Why was it built in this small Victorian country town?
Explore the station's origins and history, appreciate the craftmanship and experience the grandeur, with our guide on a one hour walking tour of the station.
Margaret Baskerville’s Soldier
A short stroll from the Central Goldfields Art Gallery is Maryborough’s remarkable WW1 “Digger” memorial, sculpted by Margaret Baskerville. Join the tour to learn about Baskerville’s life and work how the Maryborough Women’s Patriotic League insisted that a woman sculptor be commissioned.
Bendigo Gas Works 1860-1973
You will be on a tour that showcases the Former Bendigo Gas Works as the most intact 19th Century Gas Works in the world. It was established by the Bendigo Gas Company in 1860 and operated continuously until the introduction of natural gas in 1973.
National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend
The atmospheric Anderson's Mill comes alive with displays of heritage crafts, machinery and historical information. The huge waterwheel turns majestically transporting all who see it back to the days when machinery ran quietly and cannot be heard inside the mill with its thick bluestone walls.
Liquid Gold: The History of Eucalyptus Oil Distillation in a Goldrush Town
A live demonstration of Eucalyptus Oil Distillation in our model distillery will follow a short talk on the history of eucalyptus oil production in Australia and the history of 'blue eucy' oil in Inglewood and surrounds.