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Museums and heritage places

Thanks to its many Museums, Exhibitions and Art Galleries, Melbourne is often called "Australia's cultural capital". On this page there are stories about various museums and heritage places in Melbourne and across Australia.

Captain cook cottage

Captain James Cook Cottage is situated in Fitzroy Gardens. It was presented for Australian Government and moved piece by piece from England.

William Ricketts forest sculptures

William Ricketts was an artist who purchased land for his own mountain hideaway and to create clay sculptures. It took him many long years to create a beautiful park full of magic creations.

Ford research center in Geelong

Ford Resort Centre in Geelong. Something for boys - place where one of the most popular car in Australia is built.

Parliament in Canberra

Parliament House in Canberra. Fantastic building, hidden inside a hill.

War memorial in Canberra

War memorial in Canberra. Good collection of armour - planes, tanks, guns

Maritime museum - submarine

Maritime Museum in Sydney. Several vessels afloat - a submarine, a navy vessel and sailing vessels.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Prisons and gaols plays important role in Australian history. Everyone knows Australia starts as a remoute colony there England send prisoners...

Sovereign Hill, p.1 Diggings

Sovereign Hill is an outdoor theme museum in Ballarat, about 120 km from Melbourne. Here we see the "old" ballarat as it existed during gold rush from 1851 until late in the 19th Century.

Sovereign Hill, p.2 Town


Sovereign Hill, p.3 People ant trades

People ant trades of XIX Century town

Sovereign Hill, p.4 Mining

Each year it becomes more difficult to get the gold...

Echuca

The story and photos about port Echuca and it's biggest fleet of paddle steamers in the world
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