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Exhibition: Not the Last Picture Show – Ballarat Heritage Festival image

Exhibition: Not the Last Picture Show – Ballarat Heritage Festival

Just a year after the Lumière brothers invented the cinematograph in 1895, the first screenings of this new…


17 May - 26 May

10:30am - 4:00pm

Exhibition: Narrowed down to Needles – Is it a Pine a Spruce or a Cedar image

Exhibition: Narrowed down to Needles – Is it a Pine a Spruce or a Cedar

This is a chance to see up close the wonderful illustrations of the significant heritage Pine, Spruce and…


18 May - 26 May

9:00am - 4:00pm

Ballarat Heritage Festival at the Ballarat Aviation Museum Inc image

Ballarat Heritage Festival at the Ballarat Aviation Museum Inc

The Ballarat Aviation Museum will be highlighting two unique aircraft along with their usual display of aviation historical…


18 May - 26 May

10:00am - 4:00pm

A City in Time image

A City in Time

“A City in Time” – an exhibition inspired by the Heritage Festival in Ballarat, showcasing the city’s architecture…


17 May - 26 May

10:00am - 1:00pm

Journeys We Are On image

Journeys We Are On

Long ago, ancestors roamed and prayed for a bright future. Hundreds of years later, they found their place…


17 May - 20 May

10:00am - 5:30pm

Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid Roadshow information booth image

Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid Roadshow information booth

Join the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage bid team as part of the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Roadshow. Their…


18 May - 26 May

10:00am - 4:00pm

Avro Anson Museum – Ballarat Heritage Week image

Avro Anson Museum – Ballarat Heritage Week

Over 40 years of collecting, has enabled Alan Penhall to piece together an almost complete 1939’s Avro Anson…


18 May - 26 May

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Lost Sebastopol  – The Exhibition image

Lost Sebastopol – The Exhibition

A retrospective exhibition of lost Sebastopol for the Ballarat Heritage Festival. Showcasing over 50 sites and hosted by…


18 May - 26 May

9:00am - 4:00pm

Ballarat’s Industrial Heritage image

Ballarat’s Industrial Heritage

Exhibition of historical engines and machinery that were built by the major engine builders and machinery manufacturers that…


18 May - 26 May

9:00am - 4:00pm

Ballarat Queer Stories Art Show image

Ballarat Queer Stories Art Show

Introducing Ballarat Queer Stories, a captivating art exhibition serving as a platform for those yearning to express themselves.…


17 May - 15 Jun

10:00am - 4:00pm

Ballarat Tramway Museum image

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Travel back in time through the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens alongside Lake Wendouree. By riding one of the…


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Unsolved Histories Exhibition by Deborah Klein – Ballarat Heritage Festival image

Unsolved Histories Exhibition by Deborah Klein – Ballarat Heritage Festival

Deborah Klein’s iconic ‘rear view portraits’ allude to the countless women who have fallen through the cracks of…


17 May - 26 May

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Exhbition Not the Last Picture Show: From the Archives – Ballarat Heritage Festival image

Exhbition Not the Last Picture Show: From the Archives – Ballarat Heritage Festival

This Heritage Reading Room (the original Mining Exchange in Ballarat) houses a fascinating and authentic representation of a Mechanics’ Institute…


17 May - 26 May

10:30am - 4:00pm

Joan Ross:  Let’s party like it’s 1815 image

Joan Ross: Let’s party like it’s 1815

Joan Ross’s 2022 video work Let’s party like it’s 1815 is a critique on Australian colonisation. Ross sees…


03 May - 29 Jul

Chinese Heritage Books and Characters image

Chinese Heritage Books and Characters

This event is being put on especially for Australian Heritage Festival 2024, more than 50 heritage items will…


17 May - 26 May

10:00am - 5:00pm

Heritage Festival – Rose Hudson Theatrical Milliner image

Heritage Festival – Rose Hudson Theatrical Milliner

This Ballarat Heritage Festival visit Ballarat theatrical milliner Rose Hudson. Rose will be in residence working on new…


17 May - 27 May

11:00am - 3:00pm

Storylines III – Ballarat Heritage Festival image

Storylines III – Ballarat Heritage Festival

Storylines III Visual Arts Exhibition offers second-year students of Federation University’s Bachelor of Visual Arts the opportunity to…


23 May - 19 Jul

8:30am - 4:30pm

Look for the Red Umbrella image

Look for the Red Umbrella

Embark on a journey through history as they celebrate the remarkable life of Mrs. Muller and the novel…


17 May - 26 May

12:01am - 11:59pm

Meet Mrs Muller – Umbrella and Parasol Maker for Ballarat’s Golden Era image

Meet Mrs Muller – Umbrella and Parasol Maker for Ballarat’s Golden Era

Step into a time capsule of craftsmanship and nostalgia as you encounter “Mrs Muller, Umbrella and Parasol Maker”…


18 May - 26 May

Session times vary

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at Collins Booksellers on Lydiard image

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at Collins Booksellers on Lydiard

Wander into the rooms of Collins Booksellers on Lydiard and join in for an evening with author Geoff…


15 May

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at the Regent Cinema image

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at the Regent Cinema

Join in for an evening with author, Geoff McArthur, in the picturesque Regent Cinemas Ballarat as he discusses…


22 May

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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