Bendigo RSL. pic by Andrew Perryman.

On Saturday, Bendigo’s iconic heritage attractions will be on show for the second year as the city presents Heritage Unwrapped.

It’s a celebration of the National Trusts’ Australian Heritage Festival.

Everyone is invited to enjoy Bendigo’s best heritage experiences with special tours and access to multiple sites across the city for no more than a gold coin donation at most sites.

Bendigo’s extraordinary history saw the city produce more than 700,000 kilograms of gold during the gold rush era, which would now be worth $39 billion.

Today the city continues to celebrate its past which is reflected in the grand buildings and can be relived through the wide array of heritage experiences on offer.

Bendigo Heritage Attractions CEO Peter Abbott said the strong support the city’s heritage sites receive from the local community is key to their continued survival in Bendigo.

“Heritage Unwrapped aims to celebrate this support, so that locals and visitors alike can explore the city’s best heritage experiences and not have to worry about the standard entry fees for the day,” he said.

Participating attractions include: Bendigo Tramways, Bendigo Joss House Temple, Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo Woollen Mills, Bendigo Art Gallery, Golden Dragon Museum, Soldiers Memorial Institute, Peppergreen Farm, Post Office Gallery and the Town Hall.

“Whether it be travelling aboard a vintage tram, gaining behind the scenes access, exploring our Chinese heritage, delving into our gold rush past, or finding out more about the city’s first people, the Dja Dja Wurrung, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy,” Mr Abbott said.

Visit www.bendigoheritage.com.au for more information and to access the schedule for the day.