Fodor's Expert Review Bendigo Pottery

Bendigo Museum/Gallery
Free

Australia's oldest working pottery turns out distinctive brown-and-cream style pieces that many Australians have in their kitchens. Founded in 1858, the historic workshop hosts demonstrations. You can even get your hands dirty creating your own clay piece during an affordable wheel-throwing lesson (bookings essential during school holidays); there's also a clay play area for small children. Impressive beehive brick kilns, which you can step inside, are star exhibits in the museum. It's 6½ km (4 miles) northeast of Bendigo on the way to Echuca.

Museum/Gallery Factory Historic District/Site Free

Quick Facts

146 Midland Hwy.
Epsom, Victoria  3551, Australia

03-5448–4404

www.bendigopottery.com.au

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, museum A$8, wheel-throwing lessons A$15 per ½ hr

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