Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 12

Tours, rides and open buildings NATIONAL TRUST WALKING TOURS Take part in a 45-minute walking tour of Lydiard Street South, exploring the impressive  use of bluestone that makes up so much of the basis of Ballarat’s streetscapes. WHERE: Burke and Wills Fountain at the intersection of Sturt and Lydiard Streets. WHEN: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday COST: Free OLD COLONISTS CLUB TOURS AND SNOOKER EXHIBITION Photo: Clare Gervasoni 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. Participants will be shown through the charming bar, billiard room, balcony and the reception room which features various antiques and artefacts from Ballarat’s goldrush era. WHERE: 20 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat WHEN: 12 and 2pm, Saturday and Sunday COST: Gold coin donation 12 BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2018