History Hill

History Hill is the largest privately owned gold rush collection on display in Australia. History Hill’s collection focuses on the land, the time and the people of Australia’s Gold Rush era.

Malcolm Drinkwater first started researching, writing and lecturing about gold rush history in 1980 when this business was first established. The resulting History Hill Museum holds a comprehensive display highlighting early Australian gold rush history, some of these features include:-

  •     Fire arms from the gold fields
  •     Gold Fossicking & mining tools
  •     Contents from shops, houses, hotels, schools even hospitals
  •     Art & photo gallery
  •     Working models of Gold Rush life
  •     Heaps of gold scales, coins bullion boxes and bank safes
  •     Native vegitation area with water feature & exotic bird aviary
  •     Holtermann’s personal documents and artifacts
  •     Stamper batteries, steam engines(operating)
  •     Blacksmith/tinsmith shop
  •     Hundreds of Chinese Gold Rush items
  •     An underground mine (175m)
  •     Life size replica of the Beyer and Holtermann Specimen


Contact & Visit

History Hill
3458 Hill End Road
Hill End

0428 378 222

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Entry Fees

Adults $10.00
Children $7.00

Opening Hours

Sunday, Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
And long weekends/school holidays. Weekdays phone ahead.