Hill End's gold rush brought to life!

Visit History Hill and experience what it was really like during Australia’s gold rush period. See the underground mine and extensive museum exhibits dating back to the 1850’s.
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We have a range of tour options available including the museum/mine, Hill End and surrounding region. Enjoy an introductory lecture and 15 minute history video featuring Hill End and some of its earlier residents. Then explore over 10,000 gold rush artefacts, steam engines, stamper batteries, items of colonial history, convict history, the proclamation and for the adventurous, 175 metres of underground mine. (Pictured: Holtermann in pose with the world’s largest piece of gold – the tip of which is in the History Hill Museum.)

Main Museum

School Excursions

We cater for all types of school excursions and can tailor packages to suit the needs of your class. All our attractions are onsite and meals can be provided if required.

Group Visits

Have a club or special interest group looking for an exciting and educational place to visit? Look no further than History Hill!

Day Trippers

Spend time exploring our museum and mine at your own pace. There is enough history on display to keep you fascinated for a few hours or an entire day.

Over 10,000 gold rush artefacts

Popular with tourists and school excursion groups the History Hill Museum is constantly being updated with new and interesting material from the gold rush days of Hill End and Australian colonial history.

1.5km from Hill End

We are situated on 1200 acres right outside Hill End and close to historic Sofala and Bathurst. Perfect for a trip back in time.

Book a guided tour or while you are at the museum we can tell you all the historic Hill End sites to visit and even provide you with a self guide tour map.


Latest Books

The Monster Specimen

Looking back into the past to recreate and logically explain the many questions asked about the Beyers and Holtermann Specimen.

The German-Australian called Holtermann

136 pages of new information about Holtermann.

Hill End Hearsay

208 pages concentrating on the lifestyle and character of Hill End as a unique Australian gold town.