Attractions

Museum in Chiltern

Chiltern Athenaeum

Housed in the former historic town hall and library (1866) is this fantastic museum loaded with fascinating exhibits of yesteryear and local stories. Highlights include a gold-rush-era library, exquisite 19th-centur…
National Park in Chiltern

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

This important national park protects some of Victoria's last stands of Box-Ironbark forest in a patchwork of protected areas around the town. This is also one of the last Victorian refuges for the endangered Regent…
Historic Building in Chiltern

Lake View House

This was the home of local author Ethel Florence Richardson (better known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson), who wrote about life here in the book Ultima Thule (1929), the third part of her trilogy The Fortun…
Historic Building in Chiltern

Dow’s Pharmacy

A chemist from 1859 to 1968, Dow’s Pharmacy is perfectly preserved and displays lotions and potions from the early days. It's looked after by the National Trust.
Historic Building in Chiltern

Star Hotel Museum & Theatre

Once used for plays and dances, this historical theatre was the centrepiece of Chiltern’s social and cultural life. Its museum is rarely open these days (call ahead to view by appointment), but otherwise you can sti…
Historic Site in Chiltern

Federal Standard Printing Works

Only open twice a month, this National Trust–run museum displays still-operational century-old printing-press machines dating from the gold-rush-era newspaper the Federal Standard, including a 112-year-old linotype …