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 flocked 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 to 1930s, all working and maintained.



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Adults: $5
Concessions: $4
Children: $3
Family: $12

National Trust Members receive FREE entry.


Main Street
Chiltern 3683 VIC

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Federal Standard Printing Works


Main Street
Chiltern 3683 VIC

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