Ballarat is a treasure trove of Australian antiques. Perhaps because of it’s rich heritage or perhaps because of the fantastic community that love to keep history alive. At the end of the day, Ballarat is a great place for antiquing treasure hunters, and here’s why.
There’s a huge range of awesome antique shops. Buyers will delight in exploring the diverse and eclectic range of stores. Make sure you check out the the Antiques and Collectables Centre which have a huge range of rambling antique collector’s stalls and collections. You’ll find things ranging from trinkets to more serious treasures of days gone by.
Find fantastic vintage clothing, industrial goodies, rustic furniture, second hand books, music memorabilia, vinyls, 70’s clothing, second hand dealer buyers and more at these places.
The Woodshed Antiques, R.J. Galleries, C.V. Jones Antiques and Art Gallery and Kittelty’s Auction Rooms are popular spots for antique sellers to shop, meaning you’ll need a keen eye and a dab hand at haggling, but the experience is well worth it for those who delve.
When in Ballarat, make sure you keep an eye out for the weekend markets, you never know what kind of treasure you will find.
Ballarat also has an Antique Fair coming up at the Ballarat Exhibition Centre, find more information at http://www.ballaratantiquefair.com.au/
It’s set for the weekend starting on Friday the 23rd of October and is the 46th year of hte annual fair. This is when everyone comes out to play, and they’ll even have the popular Abba tribute band Abbasession playing.
Ballarat is truly a treasure divers paradise, whether you’re a serious collector or just curious, the city’s love of all things vintage and classic will inspire. Antiquing in Ballarat is one of the best things to do in the region.