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.
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.
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
(03) 5725 1542
136 Main Street
Eldorado VIC 3746
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.