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   Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute


Saturday Morning Tours at BMI Ballarat


The Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI) is Ballarat's independently run cultural hub, established 1859, and home to stunning heritage architecture and cultural treasures.

Hear about the colourful history of the institute and its people, from J.B. Humffray (fresh from Eureka) to the grand Minerva space and its history as a cinema. Explore the Max Harris Photography and heritage book collections, and get special local tips on the best things to see, do, and taste in town.  Includes discount vouchers for local businesses.

117 Sturt St Ballarat, Victoria 3350

Group bookings for alternative times may be made by appointment through the library:

(03) 5331 3042