Creswick Museum is an accredited museum and is housed in the former Municipal Offices of the Shire of Creswick, the Town Hall complex. The Research Centre is housed in the old Infant Welfare Centre, Cnr. of Raglan Street, Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm. The Town Hall was built in 1876, a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building, with a tower and clock. The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt. From the balcony on the second floor you can look down onto the Exhibition Gallery. The nucleus of the collection was provided by the late E.J. Semmens and is held in trust for Creswick and the district residents. Creswick Museum has been fortunate to receive several bequests. The collection has been expanded with works of the artistic Lindsay family, especially by Lionel and Daryl. The Lindsays spent their childhood in Creswick. Paintings by Moyle and Tibbitts illustrate Creswick during the goldrush era. Victor Litherland bequeathed to the people of Creswick the paintings in his studio. Paintings by Bernaldo and Longstaff are also featured. Creswick was the place where the New Australasian number two Gold Mining Disaster happened in 1882 with the loss of 22 miners. Of the 27 miners who were trapped in the mine on the 12th December 1882 only five came out alive. The Museum has a display telling the story. Also on display artefacts from the mining era, including the lunch pail on which one of the deceased miners wrote his farewell message. Notable other people in the region were John Curtin, Captain Hepburn, Sir Alexander Peacock and William Spence. The Research Centre is a Place of Deposit, Public Records Office. Amongst the collection is "Creswick Advertisers" 1859 - 1974 and maps of the district.
Centrally located between Ballarat and Daylesford, this park is home to a variety of native wildlife and colourful spring wildflowers. Explore the ancient hills and discover the relics of the gold mining era on a bushwalk or mountain bike ride - or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings with a picnic by tranquil St Georges Lake. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Mount Beckworth Wines is situated on a small plateau 25km north of Ballarat and only 6km out from the gold township of Clunes. The vineyard was established in 1984 and planted with premium grape varieties including, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Classed as a boutique winery with all wines being handcrafted and made by traditional winemaking methods to achieve complexity and balance. Mount Beckworth Wines have been fortunate to date with their wines winning over 73 Awards in way of Gold, Silver or Bronze medals at various Wine Shows and also the first Ballarat Winery to be awarded a Trophy at the Ballarat Wine Show for best White Table Wine for the region.
Mt Coghill Vineyard is located in the small village of Coghills Creek.
Established in 2006, the winery has grown to produce some award winning wines. In 2010 the Pinot Noir winning a silver medal for its Mt Coghill Pinot Noir 2010 with the Winestate magazine.
The Vineyard is a part of the Ballarat Wine Region, the winery specialises in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay both which have a number of awards at Federation Square, Ballarat Wine Show, Daylesford Wine show.
Close to summer, in November of each year as part of the Ballarat by the Glass promotion, Mt Coghill holds a Wine, Food and Music Day.