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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Docent Meeting to Honor Longtime Volunteers

Volunteers Jean Schepens, Joe Schepens, and Thea Max will each be recognized for over 35 years of service to the museum.

Please join us at the regular docent meeting, October 8 at 10:00 a.m.


Posted on October 4, 2015, at 2:10 pm

Trick Or Treat

It's Halloween at the Gold Nugget Museum! All you ghosts and goblins are invited for tricks or treats on Saturday, October 31 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Posted on October 3, 2015, at 12:39 pm

Paradise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

The Paradise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, returning for a fifth year, features the Old West Trio, poet Jim Lynch, and musician and humorist Sourdough Slim.  

Join in the fun on October 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at, the Gold Nugget Museum, or at the door. 

For information, call the museum at (530) 872-8722. 

Posted on September 17, 2015, at 7:17 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