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Free entry at Flagstaff Hill this weekend

News Article Date: 
Friday, 17 November 2017
Flagstaff Hill is offering free entry this weekend to celebrate its official re-opened following a $2.95 million redevelopment.
 
The upgrade, made possible due $1.95 million in funding from Regional Development Victoria, saw accessibility, technological and functionality improvements implemented throughout the village to significantly enhance the visitor experience.
 
These include:
 
A fully redeveloped, state-of-the-art sound and light show which tells the tales of local aboriginal creation stories, the area’s whaling history as well as the tale of the ill-fated Loch Ard
Interactive digital displays throughout the village
A purpose-built shuttle bus to improve accessibility
Audio tours as well as text-based options for hearing impaired and Mandarin speaking people.
A new orientation theatre featuring a Welcome to Country delivered by a traditional land owner
Façade improvements
Consolidation of the visitor information centre, gift shop and Flagstaff Hill reception
 
“Flagstaff Hill houses the richest collection of shipwreck artefacts in Australia, and the recent improvements help tell these amazing 19th century stories using 21st century technology,” said Warrnambool City Council Mayor Robert Anderson.
 
“The open weekend is the perfect chance to be among the first people to explore the upgraded village and join in the free family fun.
 
“You only need to look at the consistently positive online reviews to see just how well-regarded Flagstaff Hill is. 
 
“If you have never been, or you haven’t visited in a while, take the time to enjoy one of the region’s premier attractions.”
 
Flagstaff Hill is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

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