National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend

Vintage machinery, goldfield quilts, circus “Asking for Trouble”, “Mills on the Air” amateur radio, spinners and weavers, art, dollhouse room displays, heritage mill tours talks, stone ground flour, water wheel, coffee and food, R.C.C. Nightly light show, May 11th-13th— “Now You See It”
Free Entry

Circus “Asking for Trouble” with a daily performance and workshops for children.
Enjoy watching heritage engines at work. Victoria Quilters Inc. will display twenty quilts representing the goldfields region. Wimmera Flour stoneground organic flour and hand milling demonstrations, “Mills on the Air” amateur radio groups linking up around Australia and world wide. Ballarat Spinners and weavers demonstrating and teaching skills. Art displays and activities. Victorian doll house rooms, miniatures and demonstrations. Anderson’s Mill tours, talks, working waterwheel and more. Food and coffee.
Light show. ‘Now You See it.” Friday, Saturday and Sunday night May 11-13, read more about this event here.
Anderson’s Mill will be lit up with video projections by Video Architecture with music. Visitors should wear warm clothes, sensible footwear and bring a torch for safety. This event is part of the Regional Centre for Culture; a year’s celebration of the four Victorian centres of Bendigo, Daylesford, Castlemaine and Maryborough.

Event dates

Event Details

Alice Street, Smeaton, Victoria

All access for parking and entrance to Anderson's Mill is from Elizabeth Street, Smeaton. Alice Street will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event.
There will be signage directing traffic to Elizabeth Street.


Sat 12 May - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 13 May - 10am to 4pm

Light Show - See R.C.C. for details
Friday 11 May
Saturday 12 May
Sunday 13 May

Entry fees:
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Other things
you need to know:
Bus from car park to mill, unpaved surfaces