The Federal Standard Printing Works

A living museum of still functioning printing presses from a century ago.

The Federal Standard Printing Works is one of the few substantially intact provincial newspaper printeries remaining from the gold mining era.

When gold was discovered in Chiltern in 1858 thousands of people flock to the Victorian country town. In 1859 the Federal Standard newspaper was founded there and operated from its printing works for the next 110 years.

The building still stands and houses printing equipment from the 1870s to1930s, all working and maintained and demonstrated by retired printers.

The Federal Standard Printing Works - Planning your visit

Address:

Main Street
Chiltern 3683 VIC

Open:

Open the second weekend of the month 11am to 3pm.
Group tours and other times available by appointment.

Closed:

Christmas Day, New Year's Day and other public holidays.

Phone:
(03) 5744 1094 or call Bookings Office on (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
Email:
chiltern@nattrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

Adults: $2,
Child: $1,
Family: $5.

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