Sovereign Hill to welcome visitors again from 27 June

Popular Ballarat tourist attraction Sovereign Hill will reopen on Saturday 27 June – the first day of the Victorian school holidays.

For the first three months, the outdoor museum will be open Friday to Sunday each week.

A range of hygiene and social distancing measures will be introduced to provide a safe and welcoming experience for all.

Tickets will be subject to mandatory pre-purchase and will go on sale from 17 June.

Tickets will initially be limited to 1000 visitors per day, allowing 20 sqm per person of fresh open-air space to enjoy.

On-site payments will be conducted via contactless bank card rather than cash.

These changes and others will help manage the flow of visitors on site and ensure a safe environment and an excellent experience for all visitors.

Various adjustments have been made to the way Sovereign Hill operates, with the popular Winter Wonderlights on hold for 2020 and some experiences not yet operating.

The Gold Museum, sound and light show Aura and Narmbool will remain closed until further notice. 

“Our primary priority on re-opening is to ensure that we can provide a safe, hygienic and secure site for our staff, friends, families and visitors while ensuring an excellent experience. We are confident we can achieve both with the support of our excellent team,” said Sovereign Hill Museums Association chief executive Sara Quon. 

For more information, visit the Sovereign Hill website:


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