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BMI Building Tour

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Join our guide to hear tales of the colourful history of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, and its people.

The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (BMI) is Ballarat’s independent arts and cultural hub, established 1859, and home to stunning heritage architecture and cultural treasures.

Learn about the colourful history of the Institute and its people, from Henry Sutton (Australia's most prominent inventor, and past secretary of the BMI) to the grand Minerva Space and its history as a cinema.

Note: If you would like to book a separate tour for your large group, please reach out to our Tours Coordinator - Katrina Hill

This event takes place on Wadawurrung Country. Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute acknowledges the Wadawurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the first inhabitants and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work, learn and create. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.

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