Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 11

HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES The Cobb & Co Carriages are always a favourite activity during Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Enjoy a short ride around the CBD with your family and friends. WHERE: Departs from the Ballarat Town Hall, Sturt Street WHEN: 10am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday  COST/BOOKINGS: $5 per ride REGENT CINEMA TOUR Step back in time at the Regent Cinema, an impressive building and local business that has been a part of Ballarat’s history since 1928. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a part of the guided tours which will take you inside this historic building. You will also have the chance to see fascinating footage and a display of cinema technology through the years.  WHERE: Regent Cinema, Lydiard Street North WHEN: 10am, 12.05pm, and 2.05pm, Saturday and Sunday. Historic films shown throughout the day.  COST: Free, limited spaces BALLARAT ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL The building of Christ Church commenced in 1854, the same year as the Eureka Rebellion. At a cost of more than £2000, the first stage of the church was completed by contractors Backhouse and Reynolds in 1857. As the church grew, further extensions were added in stages. This Cathedral draws many visitors and is still actively used as the ‘Mother Church’ of the Anglican Diocese of Ballarat.  WHERE: 49 Lydiard St South, Ballarat WHEN: Tours on the hour between 10am–4pm, Saturday. Heritage setting service, Sunday  COST: Gold coin donation heritageweekend.com.au 11