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The Old Tobacco Sheds Tourist Complex

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Located on the Great Alpine Road, the Old Tobacco Sheds are on the left about 500 metres before you enter Bright when coming from Porepunkah.

This Tourist complex has free entry, although there is a small charge for the museum, and comprises a host of tourist type attractions, such as gift shops, cafe, antiques, bric a brac, books and paintings, and a host of other collectables.

You may find that you need a few days to saunter through all the shops.


Above is the entrance to the 26 Shops of Treasure, and to the museum.

The Tourist Complex is comprised of the 26 Shops of Treasure, the Tobacco and Gold Museum, the Historic Hut, the Cafe, the Miners Hut and the Burley Shed.


Gold Museum


Above is the entrance to Australia's First Tobacco and Gold Museum.


The Gold Museum shares the building with the Tobacco Museum. The Gold Museum has a range of gold mining equipment and machinery on display.

The museum has extensive documentation which has been set out on many easy to read charts. These charts cover the following :-


                    Gold and Gold Coinage

                    Gold in Australia

                    Gold in Victoria

                    Gold in the Ovens Valley

                    Alluvial Gold

                    Reef Mining

                    Harrietville Co. Ltd

                    Gold Regulations

                    Hydraulic Sluicing


                    Life on the Goldfields

                    Chinese on the Goldfields

                    Early Australian Goldfield Paintings

                    Aboriginals of the Area

                    History of Bright


Above is a photo of one of the charts showing Hydraulic Sluicing and Deep Lead Mining.


Above is another of the charts showing documents and photos of Gold in Victoria.



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