Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Castlemaine

Castlemaine Art Museum

A superb art deco building houses this gallery, which features colonial and contemporary Australian art, including works by well-known Australian artists such as Frederick McCubbin, Russell Drysdale, Fred Williams a…
Top Choice Historic Building in Castlemaine

The Mill

Originally the Castlemaine Woollen Mills (1875), this red-brick industrial complex has been developed into one of the town's coolest precincts. It's worth dropping in for a look around; a number of local businesses …
Museum in Castlemaine

Old Castlemaine Gaol

Built in 1861, the last prisoners moved out of the imposing Pentonville-style Old Castlemaine Gaol in 1990. Today you can take a guided tour of the old cells, gallows and watchtowers, and hear tales of executions an…
Museum in Castlemaine

Buda

Home to a Hungarian silversmith and his family for 120 years, Buda has permanent displays of the family’s extensive art and craft collections, furnishings and personal belongings. There’s an interesting mix of archi…
Market in Castlemaine

Castlemaine Farmers Market

Held on the first Sunday of the month in Victory Park is this market with stalls selling fresh produce, food and coffee. Combined with the artists market across the road, it's the place to be if you're in town. Othe…
Market in Castlemaine

Castlemaine Artists' Market

Held in conjunction with the farmers market on the first Sunday of the month, this artists market on the footy oval has a convivial atmosphere with craft stalls, live bands and food trucks.
Gardens in Castlemaine

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

These majestic gardens, one of the oldest in Victoria (established 1860), strike a perfect balance between sculpture and wild bush among awe-inspiring National Trust–registered trees and the artificial Lake Joanna.
Museum in Castlemaine

Hadfield's Rod Museum

If you're into hot rods and custom cars, take a trip out to the shop about 7km east of town in Chewton. The big green shed contains around 20 custom-built vehicles and drag racers. Call ahead to check it's open.
Historic Building in Castlemaine

Old Courthouse

The original courthouse is a simple brick building dating to 1851. It's Castlemaine's oldest building and one of the earliest public buildings from the gold-rush era. It's now used by the Castlemaine Historical Soci…
Historic Building in Castlemaine

Old Castlemaine Market

The magnificent old market is in a building fronted with a classical Roman-basilica facade, complete with a statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of the harvest, on top. As well as housing the visitor centre, there's a…