Culture Victoria

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

31-33 Lambert St (Western Highway) Ararat Phone: (03) 5352 1078 Visit Website

Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre tells the story of the Chinese miners and their arduous journey from Southern China to Australia where they dreamed of finding gold and discovered one of the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfields, the Canton Lead. The Heritage Centre and its collection details the founding of Ararat by Chinese Gold Miners in 1857.