The El Dorado Museum holds an interesting and diverse collection reflecting the life and times of the region from 1850s to the 1950s. Displays of mining, farming and social history of El Dorado and surrounds are housed in the old school building along with a number of farming implements and outdoor displays.

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A short drive from Wangaratta or Beechworth, the El Dorado Museum offers an opportunity to step back in time to view life as it was from the time of discovery of gold.

El Dorado is one of the few remaining authentic country towns in the region. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Chiltern–Mt Pilot National Park, take a scenic drive on the Woolshed Valley self-guided Tour or explore the remnants of a rich and significant past on Reid’s Walk and around Cock’s El Dorado Gold &Tin Mining Dredge, once a 2142 ton ‘floating monster’ which now rests on the outskirts of town.

While little of the original architecture remains in the town, you will find cottages, churches, historic buildings, almond orchards, ancient fig trees and other relics that are reminders of a bygone era. There are a number of well-marked tracks and trails for walking and cycling in the village and surrounding area.


Last 12 books available from El Dorado Museum - great Christmas present for family history folk! $50 plus postage which is around $15. Or purchase at the museum on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4:30.
Email if interested.

Busy day with the postcards 💜. Good to see the mail box being used ✅ ...

Open Sunday September 26 2021
2pm to 4:30pm
Come and chat to Deb, her family has links back to the 1800s in Eldorado!

August 4 1896 - the burial of miners from the McEvoy mine disaster. The memorial has been renewed recently by the Eldorado Cemetery Trust. ...

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Closed again this Sunday but hopeful we will be up and running for the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend June 13/14.
Sunday 2-4:30 and Monday 10am-4pm. QR code or paper signing required.

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El Dorado Museum will be closed this Sunday-May 30 2021
The June General Meeting will be rescheduled with the date still to be organised.




The El Dorado Museum holds an interesting and diverse collection reflecting the life and times of the region from 1850s to the 1950s.

El Dorado Museum

Gold mining

Opening times

Sundays 2pm-4:30pm
Most public holidays 10 am to 4 pm excepting Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Closed Total Fire Ban Days.

Booking a visit

We welcome all groups to El Dorado Museum. Bookings need to be made for out of open times.

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