Galleries, Museums and Collections

Through hands-on experiential workshops and classes, the Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades (Rare Trades Centre for short) shines a light on contemporary trade and craft practices that derive from historic, or artisan trades.

The Rare Trades Centre invites people to build their skill and create a viable practice in artisan crafts. Working with world-leading practitioners and with partnership as key, the Rare Trades Centre protects, conserves and encourages people to learn more about Australia’s rare trades.


Carpark Coach Parking Lawn / Gardens Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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Sew Darn Special

Sew Darn Special

Sebastopol, Ballarat

That Little Bookshop

Ballarat North, Ballarat

Goanna mural laser cut into the entry to the Ballarat Art Gallery from Police Lane

Goanna Ground

Bakery Hill, Ballarat

View of bow seating aboard the Paddle Boat whilst cruising on the Lake.

Golden City Paddle Steamer and Museum Society INC


Murrup Laar

Murrup Laarr Ancestral Stones

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

lake wendouree at sunset with pink, blue and yellow sky above and boathouses in distance

Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

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