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Bendigo Heritage Unwrapped

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On May 11, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm Save to calendar

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Bendigo is a vibrant contemporary regional centre, boasting beautiful streets created from one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. The city's heritage is such an integral part of Bendigo's story that it has been carefully preserved and is available for everyone to enjoy.

The strong support that the city's heritage sites receive from the local community is key to their continued survival in Bendigo. "Heritage Unwrapped" is an open day event that aims to celebrate this support, so that locals and visitors alike can explore the best heritage experiences the city has to offer. Whether it be travelling aboard one of Bendigo Tramway's themed heritage trams or exploring Bendigo's amazing gold story at Central Deborah Gold Mine, venturing into secret spaces at the Historic Post Office or appreciating the city’s contribution to Australia’s armed forces at the Soldiers Memorial Museum …  there is something for everyone.

Here is the list of the activities on the day


Venue address



Entry fee

Central Deborah Gold Mine

76 Violet Street, Bendigo

Access to the surface (including: panning for treasure, make your own Miner’s tag and Cage Rider)



Mine Experience Tour - Book Here

9.45; 10.30; 11.15; 12.00; 12.45; 1.30; 2.15; 3.00

Half price

Bendigo Tramways (running a 20min service of all our themed trams)

Catch a tram from any of the five tram stops (see website for timetable closer to the date).

Tram 1: Anzac Tram

10am- 4pm


Tram 2: Royal Express

10am - 4pm 


Tram 3: Dja Dja Wurrung Tram

10am - 4pm



Vintage Talking Tram Tour (Bendigo’s Story)

10am - 4pm


 BT Depot & Workshop

1 Tramways Ave, Bendigo

Depot Tour



Bendigo Joss House Temple

Emu Point, Finn Str, North Bendigo

Guided Tour of the Joss House (PLUS Chinese tea tastings, feed the fish  @ 12.30, learn how to consult the sticks and discover which animal you are on the Chinese Calendar)






Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Str, Bendigo

Icons from the historic collection tour: Learn about Bendigo’s unique heritage, and the paintings and sculptures linked to our city’s past.

11am and 2pm


Bendigo Visitor Centre

189-193 Hargreaves Str, Bendigo

Town Hall Tour Book Here




51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Old Post Office Tour Booked Out



Bendigo Pottery

146 Midland Highway, Epsom

Access to the Interpretive Museum



Golden Dragon Museum

1-11 Bridge Str, Bendigo

Bendigo's GoldenDragons - the stories behind Loong, Sun Loong and Dai Gum Loong.  This talk and tour will focus on Bendigo's three great parade dragons.  Please book directly by calling: 03 5441 5044

10am and  1pm


Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum Exhibition

37-39 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Take a tour to discover more about central Victoria’s involvement in war and peacekeeping. View a photographic survey of Australia’s Avenue’s of Honour by Sarah Wood.



Bendigo Woollen Mills

4 Lansell Str, Bendigo

Bendigo Woollen Mills Tours (Bookings recommended) History of the Woollen Mills building when it was part of the tramways and a guided tour of the wool production process. Book Here

10am, 11am and 12pm


PepperGreen Farm

40 Thunder Str, North Bendigo

PepperGreen Farm Heritage Tour

11am and 1pm


Post Office Gallery


Curator's Tour



Shamrock Hotel

Cnr of Pall Mall and Williamson Street

Join a member of the Bendigo Historical Society for an hour long tour of the Hotel Shamrock which has presided majestically over the heart of Bendigo for more than 100 years. Book Here

 10am, 11am, 12pm




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