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Minerva’s Secrets, Night Tours – Ballarat Heritage Festival


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Explore tales of the weird and supernatural – the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute at night. Looking for a unique way to explore Ballarat’s rich history and culture? Look no further than the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute’s Night Tours!

This beautiful heritage building dates back to the 1860s and boasts a fascinating history that is just waiting to be explored. During these tours, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, exploring the library’s impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts, and learn about the building’s original purpose as a hub for scientific and technological education. And make sure to check out the basement, which is steeped in mystery and intrigue – you never know what secrets you might uncover!

Whether you’re a local looking to discover more about your city’s history, or a visitor seeking a unique and memorable experience, the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute’s Night Tours are not to be missed.

Led by expert guides who are passionate about the building’s history, these tours will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Ballarat. Book your tickets today and get ready to step back in time!

Please refer to the event listing on the BMI website for accessibility details.

This event is part of the Ballarat Heritage Festival

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All Dates & Times
  • 17 May
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • 17 May
    9:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 21 May
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
Accessibility Information
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
17 May - 21 May

Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
$27.50 per person

Includes booking fee & gst

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