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Creswick Museum

Town Hall Building, 70 - 72 Albert Street, Creswick VIC 3363

Creswick Museum is an accredited museum and is housed in the former Municipal Offices of the Shire of Creswick, the Town Hall complex. The Research Centre is housed in the old Infant Welfare Centre, Cnr. of Raglan Street, Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm. The Town Hall was built in 1876, a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building, with a tower and clock. The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt. From the balcony on the second floor you can look down onto the Exhibition Gallery. The nucleus of the collection was provided by the late E.J. Semmens and is held in trust for Creswick and the district residents. Creswick Museum has been fortunate to receive several bequests. The collection has been expanded with works of the artistic Lindsay family, especially by Lionel and Daryl. The Lindsays spent their childhood in Creswick. Paintings by Moyle and Tibbitts illustrate Creswick during the goldrush era. Victor Litherland bequeathed to the people of Creswick the paintings in his studio. Paintings by Bernaldo and Longstaff are also featured. Creswick was the place where the New Australasian number two Gold Mining Disaster happened in 1882 with the loss of 22 miners. Of the 27 miners who were trapped in the mine on the 12th December 1882 only five came out alive. The Museum has a display telling the story. Also on display artefacts from the mining era, including the lunch pail on which one of the deceased miners wrote his farewell message. Notable other people in the region were John Curtin, Captain Hepburn, Sir Alexander Peacock and William Spence. The Research Centre is a Place of Deposit, Public Records Office. Amongst the collection is "Creswick Advertisers" 1859 - 1974 and maps of the district.

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Creswick Regional Park

Midland Hwy, Creswick VIC 3363

Centrally located between Ballarat and Daylesford, this park is home to a variety of native wildlife and colourful spring wildflowers. Explore the ancient hills and discover the relics of the gold mining era on a bushwalk or mountain bike ride - or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings with a picnic by tranquil St Georges Lake. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Mount Beckworth Wines

Clunes Learmonth Rd, Tourello VIC 3363

Mount Beckworth Wines is situated on a small plateau 25km north of Ballarat and only 6km out from the gold township of Clunes. The vineyard was established in 1984 and planted with premium grape varieties including, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Classed as a boutique winery with all wines being handcrafted and made by traditional winemaking methods to achieve complexity and balance. Mount Beckworth Wines have been fortunate to date with their wines winning over 73 Awards in way of Gold, Silver or Bronze medals at various Wine Shows and also the first Ballarat Winery to be awarded a Trophy at the Ballarat Wine Show for best White Table Wine for the region.

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Mt Coghill Vineyard

970 Coghills Creek Road, Coghills Creek VIC 3364

Mt Coghill Vineyard is located in the small village of Coghills Creek.

Established in 2006, the winery has grown to produce some award winning wines. In 2010 the Pinot Noir winning a silver medal for its Mt Coghill Pinot Noir 2010 with the Winestate magazine.

The Vineyard is a part of the Ballarat Wine Region, the winery specialises in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay both which have a number of awards at Federation Square, Ballarat Wine Show, Daylesford Wine show.

Close to summer, in November of each year as part of the Ballarat by the Glass promotion, Mt Coghill holds a Wine, Food and Music Day.

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Creswick Woollen Mills

Railway Parade, Creswick VIC 3363
Creswick Woollen Mills is the home of luxurious, natural fibre products designed in Australia to suit Australian conditions. Founded in 1947 by Polish migrant, Paul Ryzowy, Creswick Woollen Mills is now the only coloured woollen spinning mill of its type in Australia. Over 50 Australian mills of this type have closed in the face of competition from cheap imports in recent years, but Creswick remains, employing over 30 people directly and a further 80 indirectly across Victoria through its contractors and suppliers. Located in Creswick, a small township approximately 120 kilometres from Melbourne, north-east of Ballarat, Creswick Woollen Mills is the largest private employer in the region.
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Ballarat Turf Club

240 Kennedys Road, Miners Rest VIC 3352
The Ballarat Turf Club racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat, boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, hosting an average of 30 race meetings in any race season, the most conducted on any grass circuit in regional Victoria. The club boasts two grassed racing tracks and a Tier One training facility which accommodates over 300 horses each morning. The Ballarat Turf Club also features modern grandstand facilities and on-course member and visitor facilities, placing it at the forefront of the country racing industry. The Ballarat Turf Club's feature event is the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup. It is the concluding feature event of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. The club's other feature meetings include the Petrogas Gold Nugget Race Day, Ladies Day, Total Tools Tradies Day and Porter Plant Cup Day.
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Creswick Courthouse Theatre

Raglan Street, Creswick VIC 3363
The Creswick Theatre Company was formed by a group of local theatre enthusiasts in 1981 as Creswick Amateur Theatre and staged our first production in the Creswick Town Hall. Over the years, the Creswick Theatre Company (CTC) became an incorporated body and moved to a permanent location in the Creswick Courthouse in Raglan Street. CTC is operated voluntarily by interested members who give their time and resources freely. Income from each production is returned to the group for use in the next production and for necessary building maintenance. CTC produce a variety of theatrical entertainment from well-known musicals such as HMS Pinafore, Oliver, Salad Days, Brigadoon, Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls and more. They have been incredibly lucky to stage plays, pantomimes and musicals from playwrights Carol B. Cole and Deborah Martin who moved to the district. Creswick Theatre Company prides itself on providing audiences with quality and value-for-money entertainment. They have provided opportunities for many actors and off-stage personnel, many of whom have moved on to bigger and better things. They will profile some of their former members on their facebook page in the future. Anyone with an interest in theatre will be given an opportunity to become involved, regardless of experience. Assistance with set building, lighting, sound, costumes or other front of house or back stage roles are as important to Creswick Theatre Company as their performers. CTC have introduced a monthly film night which is a nice way to catch up with other members and local film buffs.
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Blue Artz Gallery & Cafe

1039 Howitt Street, Mitchell Park VIC 3355
Blue Artz is an Art Gallery where exciting emerging artists can display their work. At Blue Artz every artist is welcome to exhibit; whether a painter, sculpture, printmaker, photographer, a novice or a seasoned campaigner. As both gallery and function venue, special benefits can be offered to artists and a refreshing option for function organisers. Showcase your talents in an edgy, contemporary and versatile venue perfect for functions, particularly cocktail events, intimate weddings or office parties. Blue Artz can provide in-house and outside catering options. The light filled cafe is open to customers for morning and afternoon tea, light lunches and special functions (Monday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm). Blue Artz Cafe is proud to serve StrEAT coffee. StrEAT is a not-for-profit social enterprise that brings about social change by generating funds from the sale of their coffee to address areas of acute social need, such as homelessness. 100 per cent of coffee sale profit goes to helping those in need.

Seven-Day Retreat with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wang

National Highway M8, Windermere VIC 3352
His Eminence Dzogchen Rinpoche During this seven-day retreat, Dzogchen Rinpoche will continue his cycle of teachings on the Dzogchen Khandro Nyingthig. The wonderful atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings of the retreat environment inspire meditation and support the student to gain direct experience of Dzogchen. For application forms and further information please call, email or visit the website. Shenpen Incorporated is a not for profit organisation, registered in Australia...

Le Peche Gourmand

69A Albert Street, Creswick VIC 3363
Le Péché Gourmand boulangerie – patisserie” is a French small bakery-pastry shop in the heart of the Goldfields in Creswick, Victoria. Creswick is at the opening of the Macedon Ranges, a short 10 minute drive from Ballarat, 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Clunes where gold was first found in Victoria, 20 minutes from the mineral springs of Hepburn and Daylesford, and the wineries of the Pyrenees....

Ballarat Swap Meet

Airport Road, Mitchell Park VIC 3355
The Ballarat Swap Meet is a unique event where enthusiasts come from all over Australia to buy or sell a tremendous range of parts from cars and motor cycles through to car manuals, tools and other collectibles. The swap meet is conducted each year on the last weekend of February with trading occuring on Friday and Saturday. There are 2,500 sites set-up beside the Ballarat Airport, on Airport Road. Attendance is always around the 25,000 mark....