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Ballarat Mechanics Institute Basement

Architect: Charles Boykett Centre


Not seen in years, the BMI basement has been a site of great curiosity and will be open to the public to explore as it sits between its past and future lives. Once home to businesses accessed via stairs from Sturt street, the basement areas hold intriguing traces of the city’s history. After extensive restoration work around the rest of the building, the basement is up next in the BMIs ongoing revitalisation and role as a hub for Ballarat culture and stories. Come and experience the past and be part of imagining the future.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 2 & Sunday 29 October 11-3pm - Booking required for this building

  • Special Note: Able-bodied access only, narrow staircase. Not recommended for people with respiratory concerns, masks must be worn. Sturdy footwear recommended.

  • Tour Details: Pre-booked tours at 11 am, 12 pm , 2 pm and 3 pm daily.

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Year Built: 1860


117 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC


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