Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2017 - Page 9

National Trust Walking Tour 5 Meet an array of world voices who helped shape Ballarat. A 45-minute walking tour of Ballarat’s main boulevard, Sturt Street. Poets, adventurers, royalty and politicians all had an opinion that impacted on the Ballarat of today. Where: Departs from the Titanic Bandstand, Sturt Street gardens, opposite Ballaarat Mechanics Institute When: 10am, 12pm & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Free More information: Old Colonists’ Club Tour Our knowledgeable tour guides will share a brief history of the Old Colonists’ Association (one of the oldest philanthropic organisations in Australia) and its social arm, the Old Colonists’ Club. 6 Where: Old Colonists’ Club, 20 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat When: 12pm & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/bookings: Gold coin donation More information: After 4.30pm, weeknights at 5331 2461 or 0400 168 564 Accessiblity: First floor - no wheelchair or lift access Ballarat East Bus Tours Join a guide from Eerie Tours on a bus tour around Ballarat East and learn the lesser known stories and hidden landscapes at the the Goldfields and Eureka locations. Where: Departs from the corner of Sturt and Lydiard Streets When: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm, Saturday & Sunday Cost/Bookings: Free. Bookings on the day. More information: Mystery Tours of the Art Gallery Go on a tour of the Art Gallery of Ballarat and find out about some of the mysteries behind the works on the walls with one of the Gallery’s volunteer guides. See page 23 for night-time torchlight tours! 7 Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lydiard Street North When: 11am & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. Cost/bookings: Free More information: Accessiblity: Wheelchair access 9