Heritage of Ballaarat Astronomical Society’s Unique Observatory

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Discover the amazing and delightful observatory and their collection of instruments, books and space endeavour models.

Safe viewing of the Sun after the tour if clear in the afternoon.

Special viewing through heritage telescopes if clear in the evening.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Wheelchair access to the Baker Hall, Brittain House and also Restroom facilities, and the custom-built Federation–Adcock Telescope, the first public telescope for wheelchair access in Australia.

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • 18–25 May


Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant VIC 3350

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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