Gold Nugget Museum

Phone: 530.872-8722
Fax: 530.872.1050
502 Pearson Road, Paradise, CA

Welcome to the museum

Welcome to the Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated in 1973. Our mission is to preserve and protect The Ridge heritage through our collection and artifacts and with community education programs. More...

Contact Information

Street Address

502 Pearson Road,
Paradise, CA 95967

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(530) 872-8722



Gold Nugget Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday

Paradise Depot Museum, Noon-4:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays


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Santa Arrives from North Pole

Santa will bring his bag of treats to the museum on Saturday, December 12. There will be crafts, goodies, and photo opportunities. There is no charge for this event, which runs from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Posted on November 13, 2015, at 1:34 pm

Open House at the Depot

The Paradise Depot Museum will have an open house on Saturday, December 5 from noon to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by after you see the Christmas Lighted Truck Parade.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. 

Posted on November 13, 2015, at 1:31 pm

Memorials available

The Gold Nugget Museum is once again offering memorial benches and picnic tables to honor family and friends. A well-crafted, sturdy wooden park bench with a handsome bronze plaque can be ordered for a donation of $300. The picnic tables, with two attached benches providing seating for six, are available for a $500 donation. You will choose the wording on the plaque and have a choice of attractive placement sites on the grounds. For further information, contact Thea Max at 877-8174.

Posted on September 2, 2009, at 12:50 pm

Come, join the Museum

Join the Gold Nugget Museum today! Members are invited to tours, lectures, and parties. They receive a monthly newsletter, twice-yearly Tales of the Paradise Ridge, the annual Gold Nugget Days tabloid, the Dogtown Nugget, and a ten percent discount at the Museum gift shop. For more information, contact the Museum at 530-872-8722.

Posted on April 27, 2009, at 12:28 pm

Visit the Depot Museum

Want to see a working, small-scale train? Learn about train history on the Ridge? Visit the Depot Museum. The Depot Museum is open from noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekends.  

Posted on April 27, 2009, at 12:17 pm