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Tysons Reef: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Discovery Science and Technology Centre

With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you will not know what to try first at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre!

Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, the echoing chamber that repeats your words a thousand times over and do not forget to play a tune on the thong-a-phone!

Some Discovery favourites include:

Bendigo Planetarium: Sit back, relax on a bean bag, and become immersed in the world above as you are taken on a guided journey through the cosmos, venturing to places you've never been before. Each 20 minute show explores the wonders of astronomy and showcases the limitless phenomena in the sky above.

Vertical Slide: Discovery is famous for the Southern hemisphere's tallest Vertical Slide. If you're a thrill seeker, the Vertical Slide is definitely something that you will want to try. With a sheer drop of seven metres you will fall at a speed of 30 to 40 kilometres per hour! All sliders must be at least five years of age.

Kaleidoscope: Think you are too young for science? Think again. For the young scientist under six, learn the basic principles of maths and science through the colourful and fun exhibits in Kaleidoscope.

The Discovery Gift Shop: If you are looking for an unusual gift, then the Discovery Gift Shop is the place to go. The Discovery Gift Shop stocks fascinating educational items that are sure to keep kids busy for hours.

During Victorian School holidays the Discovery Science and Technology Centre run special science and planetarium shows as well as themed workshops.

7 Railway Place
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 0.4K from Tysons Reef

Bendigo Pottery

Established in 1858, Bendigo Pottery offers a unique visitor experience of both historic and modern ceramic production.

Bendigo Pottery has quality ceramic tableware at factory prices, antiques and collectables centre with over 40 stalls, heritage listed wood fired kilns as well as an Interpretive Museum.

The Interpretive Museum features a theatrette inside a heritage wood fired kiln and displays of kilns, production equipment and pottery produced over the last 150 years. The museum has videos, soundscapes and views into the factory to provide an insight into the production process.

You can watch a potter hand throwing product and have a wheel throwing lesson. There are also activities younger children can participate in called 'Clay Play'.

There are six artist studios including painting, prints, glass beads, photos and textiles.

Potiche Gallery has ceramics by Central Victorian Potters on display for the public to purchase.

Bendigo Pottery has ample parking for cars, coaches and caravans on site as well as a caf? and a magnificent rose garden.

For further information please visit the website or contact Bendigo Pottery.

146 Midland Highway
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.2K from Tysons Reef

Bendigo Art Gallery

Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. Bendigo Art Gallery has developed a reputation for an outstanding national and international exhibition program, presenting exhibitions such as Grace Kelly: Style Icon form V&A and Grimaldi Forum and The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece from the British Museum.

Bendigo Art Gallery's collection is extensive and varied. It includes Australian painting, sculpture, ceramics, decorative arts, photography, works on paper from the 19th century to the present day. The Collection also includes important 19th century British and European paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Some of the highlights of the contemporary collection include works of art by Patricia Piccinini, Bill Henson, Dale Frank, Jan Nelson, Fiona Hall, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Kit Webster and Benjamin Armstrong.

Bendigo Art Gallery delivers a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events alongside significant international and travelling exhibitions, attracting diverse audiences from across Victoria, and from metropolitan Melbourne.

42 View Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.3K from Tysons Reef

Golden Dragon Museum

The Golden Dragon Museum is Victoria's first accredited museum and it beautifully presents processional regalia, carved furniture and costumes embroidered with gold bullion thread. Artefacts date as far back as the Shang Dynasty 1600 -1026BC.

Experience a living history of the Chinese people in Bendigo, from the gold rush of the 1850s to the present day, at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia.

Located at the entrance to the museum is a gift shop, tea rooms, education centre and research library. The Museum's Chinese precinct includes the Yi Yuan Gardens, the Guan Yin temple and the Dai Gum San forecourt.

Individuals welcomed and insightful educational tours, on a range of subjects, bring the museum to life for group bookings. The educational tours for school groups include a range of Primary and Secondary topics including Year 7 Ancient history, Year 9 Immigration and VCE History revolutions.

Light meals are available in the Tea rooms and gift items are available for purchase in the gift shop.

1-11 Bridge Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.4K from Tysons Reef

View Street Bazaar

View Street Bazaar offers an excitingly different shopping experience with curios from all corners of the globe jostling for space amongst contemporary jewellery, modern d?cor and maritime objects.

The collection includes an eclectic mix of antique, art deco, vintage, retro and handmade pieces all chosen because of their interesting or stylish edge.

Whether you are a visitor to Bendigo, a collector or just looking for a one-off gift for a friend or family member, the Bazaar offers you the opportunity to find something unique at a reasonable price.

Day trip visitors to Bendigo can enjoy the architectural history, beautiful gardens, food and wine and visit the shops of View St all within 500 metres of the city centre.

89-91 View Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.4K from Tysons Reef

Capital Venues and Events

Bendigo is the home of three of the most captivating and unique theatres.

Take Centre Stage in Bendigo at Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital and the Engine Room, located in the heart of Bendigo, presenting year round programs filled with theatre, comedy, music, circus, drama, dance and entertainment for all ages. Tickets for all performances are available from the box office via telephone or online.

The new Ulumbarra Theatre is captured inside the walls of the historical Sandhurst Gaol, The Capital has risen from a history of change beginning its life as a temple of the Masonic Lodge and the Engine Room lives inside the historic Old Fire Station.

All of these state-of-the art venues have been transformed to live and breath entertainment of all kinds. You will be impressed by the grandeur of The Capital, the sophistication of Ulumbarra Theatre and the quirky and fun feel of the Engine Room.

Tours of Ulumbarra Theatre are available through the Visitor Information Centre.

50 View Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.4K from Tysons Reef

La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

The La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre is a multipurpose contemporary visual arts facility. Located in the heart of Bendigo's arts precinct, it features two galleries, two sculpture courtyards, an auditorium, a meeting room and an artist in residence apartment and studio.

In addition to an annual exhibition program that seeks to present cutting edge contemporary art, the centre aims to engage with the community through a public lecture program, artist floor-talks and residencies featuring local, national and international artists. The exhibition program includes the Facade Project, a bi-annual public art commission which transforms the facade of the building.

The Visual Arts Centre has a 90 seat tiered auditorium equipped with a laptop computer, data projector, an audio system and internet access. The auditorium can be hired for seminars and lectures and the foyer is available for stand-up receptions or can be used in conjunction with the auditorium; the foyer area opens directly onto the adjacent courtyard, which is a wonderful space for guests to linger in the warmer months. Also available for hire is a meeting room which accommodates up to 12 people and is equipped with internet facilities and a large LCD flat screen for use with a laptop. To find out more on hiring these facilities, please contact the Visual Arts Centre.

121 View Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.4K from Tysons Reef

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

There is still no better way to see the sights of Bendigo than aboard Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram Tour.

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all of the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage Talking Tram. You will be delighted by the grand architecture of Bendigo as your tram tells you entertaining stories about the city founded on one of the world's richest goldfields.

This hop-on, hop-off tour stops throughout the city giving you the opportunity to explore many of the parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days. Visit the website for the current timetable.

Your Vintage Talking Tram Tour ticket also includes the Anzac Centenary Tram which shares the story of Bendigo as it was during WW1. Through stories of bravery, resilience and courage in the face of adversity, the Anzac Centenary Tram explores the impact of WW1 on the local Bendigo community. The Anzac Centenary Tram departs at 10:00am daily from Central Deborah Gold Mine.

1 Tramways Avenue
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.5K from Tysons Reef

Tysons Reef: Events

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in history, she transformed herself from ordinary girl next door, Norma Jeane Baker into a glamorous and universally-recognised screen goddess. This comprehensive exhibition brings together authentic artefacts, clothing and other objects belonging to Marilyn. More than 20 original film costumes from some of Marilyn's greatest films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and Love Nest feature alongside numerous dresses and accessories from Marilyn's personal wardrobe.

The ground-breaking collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox will allow unprecedented access to the 12 films Marilyn completed with the studio, including glamorous studio portraits, wardrobe test photographs, lobby cards and film posters. Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery, the costumes, personal clothing and artefacts have been drawn from private collections around the world and have never been seen before in Australia.

To complement the exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery has secured Seward Johnson's iconic eight metre high sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, Forever Marilyn. This sculpture has been seen in Chicago and Palm Springs, USA and makes its international debut in Bendigo.

Tickets now on sale. Make sure you explore Bendigo while you are here.

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42 View Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.3K from Tysons Reef

Tysons Reef: Travel Tips

Bendigo Visitor Centre

Start your Bendigo experience by visiting one of the grandest Visitor Centre's in Australia, Bendigo Visitor Centre.

Bendigo Visitor Centre is housed in the former historic Post Office, which showcases Victorian architecture at its best. This iconic building was testament to Bendigo's status as the richest city in the world during the 1850s gold rush.

The building was officially opened in 1887 and this classic example of Renaissance Revival style architecture now operates as the Bendigo Visitor Centre. Providing a genuine connection to the local community the centre incorporates the Living Arts Space and Post Office Gallery.

Visitors have the opportunity to see and feel works of living artists in the region and interact with artist demonstrations scheduled throughout the year. Please contact the Bendigo Visitor Centre for demonstration times.

The Post Office Gallery introduces an important social history element to the community's cultural foundations, offering an annual changing program of exhibitions.

The Bendigo Visitor Centre is forging an Australian leadership role in the delivery of innovative visitor servicing programs and has been recognised for its achievements by winning state tourism awards for three consecutive years entering the Hall of Fame.

In 2011 and 2012 the Bendigo Visitor Centre also won the prestigious Australian Tourism Awards. The Bendigo Visitor Centre awaits the opportunity to welcome you to Bendigo.

Bendigo Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre provides excellence in Visitor Services, offering a focal point for interpreting the Greater Bendigo Region. Open seven days per week, skilled staff and volunteers deliver information and undertake accommodation, attraction and tour bookings.

Everything you need to have an enjoyable stay in Bendigo! You can also purchase a unique locally made gift or memento for your friends and family from their "Uniquely Bendigo" specialist range.

51-67 Pall Mall
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 1.1K from Tysons Reef

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