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Creative and Cultural Ballarat Pass

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Creative and Cultural Ballarat Pass

Ballarat is filled with culture, both new and old. Immerse yourself in the rich stories of the region and community as well as the expression of creativity.

-Sovereign Hill

-Creswick Woollen Mills

-Eureka Centre

-Art Gallery Of Ballarat

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Tours & Activities

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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw St, Golden Point VIC 3350, Australia

Sovereign Hill is a living museum telling the story of Ballarat as a goldrush boomtown. Gold was discovered here in 1851, triggering the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever known.

A former gold mining site, Sovereign Hill's Outdoor Museum brings the gold rush to life with diggings, underground mines, costumed characters, coach rides and living, working 1850s shops, trades, schools and dwellings.

Visitors can extend their experience with AURA, an evening sound-and-light show illustrating the history and importance of gold in our region. Please note that tickets to AURA are not included in any of the Ballarat Pass packages, they can be booked direct through Sovereign Hill.

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Creswick Woollen Mills

Railway Parade, Creswick VIC 3363, Australia

Experience a slice of Victorian history at our Mill. The last of it’s kind, Creswick has been designing and manufacturing Natural Fibre textiles since 1947 as a family run and owned business.

Learn about the production of natural fibres with our award-winning interactive exhibition ‘A Very Fine Yarn’. The exhibit will take you through the history of the Mill, and the journey of natural fibres – from source, through the manufacturing process and onto the shop floor.

Ballarat Pass holders get a free scarf (1 ticket) or picnic rug (min 2 tickets). Please see Creswick staff upon arrival to collect your gift.

Tours & Activities

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Eureka Centre

102 Stawell St S, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia

Eureka Centre is located at the National Heritage-listed Eureka Stockade Memorial Park, considered to be the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade where the rebellion took place. It is home to one of Australia’s most compelling historic artefacts and textile treasures – the Eureka Flag.

The Eureka Stockade resonates profoundly in Australia's national story. It was a transformative social movement that informed the development of democracy in Australia.

At the Eureka Centre we explore the social history and cultural impact of the Victorian gold rush and honour the stories of the men and women who risked their lives in the fight for miners’ rights. The Eureka Stockade Memorial Park is a place to contemplate the events of Eureka.

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is not just Australia’s oldest regional gallery but one of its most exciting. Located in the heart of Ballarat’s central heritage precinct, the Gallery boasts the most significant collection of Australian art outside the major national and state institutions.
 
The Gallery presents a range of exhibitions from the colonial period through to cutting edge contemporary art drawn from the Gallery’s extensive collection, as well as temporary ticketed exhibitions featuring works of art from museums around the world. It is a focus for Ballarat’s lively arts scene, situated in the heart of Ballarat’s central area, surrounded by great cafes and restaurants, book and antique shops and commercial galleries.

The Gallery is staying up late!

This January, we are keeping the Gallery up way past its bedtime. Our doors are open until 10 pm every night until Saturday 29 January.

So if you’re heading out for dinner or drinks in Ballarat’s CBD or enjoying Spark Theatre's Pop Up Park activities in Alfred Deakin Place, make sure you make time to call in to the Gallery and check out our latest displays.

On selected nights, we have engaged local musicians to perform live to provide a soundtrack for your enjoyment of our collection.

Schedule:
Friday 21 January, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mick Trembath, acoustic guitar
Ballarat born guitarist Mick Trembath plays a range of finger style genres.

Saturday 22 January, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mick Trembath, acoustic guitar

Thursday 27 January, 6 pm to 9 pm
ZÖJ duo (Gelareh Pour and Brian O'Dwyer)
Iranian-Australian musician Gelareh Pour and experimental drummer Brian O’Dwyer fuse Persian and Western motifs into their intoxicating music.

Friday 28 January, 6 pm to 9 pm
Candi Wade
Candi Wade is a solo acoustic guitar player and singer who has been playing and performing from a very young age.

Saturday 29 January, 6 pm to 9 pm
Cassells Acoustic
A solo acoustic project founded by Jordan Cassells, blending the unique sounds of Alternative/Folk Acoustic into encapsulated stories of personal life events.

Terms & conditions

Cancellation Policy: 48hrs notice is required for a refund. Cancellation fees do apply for all bookings.

All visitors will be required to check-in in each attraction via the Service Victoria app either on their own device or those provided in order to enter.

All visitors aged over 12 years and two months must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a signed medical exemption as a condition of entry to all attractions.

**REFUNDS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED IF YOU FAIL TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS**

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.