Day 1 - Consultation Day
Wednesday 26 April 10 am to 4 pm
Please book a free individual session with one of our experts. Twenty-minute sessions run from 10am to 4pm and bookings are essential.
Memorabilia brought in for these sessions will be photographed as a documentary record of the workshops.
For your safety and that of others STRICTLY NO WEAPONS OR MUNITION. If you would like advice about these, please bring a photo.
Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running throughout the day. These include cleaning of metals, archival storage for memorabilia, preventive measures and storage of textiles and researching military history.
We encourage people without memorabilia wishing to view sessions to book an observer ticket.
Day 2 - Activity Day Thursday 27 April
10:15am TALK: Caring for wartime memorabilia
Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running during the day. These include cleaning of metals, checking and preventing insect attack, disaster preparedness in the home, removing photographs from magnetic albums, researching military history and medal information, preventive and storage of textiles memorabilia.
All War Heritage Roadshow tickets are free.
There are two types of tickets offered on Day 1 Consultation Day.
Firstly an expert ticket which books you an individual 20-minute session with a hertiage or conservation expert. Three experts will be available. Jude Fraser specialising paper based wartime memorabilia (photos, prints, documents and diaries); Holly Jones-Amin specialising in 3D artefacts (uniforms, military kit and equipment, medals and textiles); and David Gardner, Director of the RAAF Museum who will assist with general and historical information.
Secondly an observer ticket. We encourage people without memorabilia wishing to view sessions to book an observer ticket.
Day 2 Activity Day - general admission ticket to join demonstrations and information sessions.
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350, AustraliaGet Directions
Trains and buses run frequently every day from Melbourne and Geelong.
Ballarat railway station is just a few minutes walk from the Gallery.
Parking: Street parking is available within walking distance to the Gallery. Two accessible car spaces are available for people with appropriate permits near the front of the Gallery
This is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.