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by Tabitha Page (subscribe)
I'm an amateur writer and photographer born and raised in New Zealand and now living in Melbourne, Australia. Find me on Facebook and Instagram
Published June 5th 2016
Mill around the Mill Markets
Are you a fan of all things collectible? Do you love to visit as many markets as you can in search of those special treasures that no one else will have?

Possibly you have shelves of Coca Cola memorabilia dating back to when they first began to make the tasty beverage. Maybe you love getting your hands on old records or old photographs from the 1890's.

Whatever your passion may be, if it is antique, unique, an old collector's item or series of. Then there may be somewhere apart from eBay to find these things.

With three huge locations in Ballarat, Daylesford and Bellarine Highway, Geelong. You are bound to find something you will just adore at one of The Mill Markets.

Covering over 12,000 square meters of undercover floor space and with over 500 stall holders over the three markets. There are plenty of treasures to be discovered on any day.

With stalls overflowing with furniture, vintage clothing and accessories, books, china, glassware, jewellery, antiques, memorabilia and collectibles, records and tapes, toys, bits and bobs and much more. It can be a trip that lasts hours if you have the time. With goods from the 1850's through to the present day there is so much to search through and so much to discover.

On a recent walk through the Ballarat Mill Market, I had a fantastic time looking through the many stalls. I found plenty of hidden treasures such as old fashioned clothing perfect for photo shoots, jewellery from the late 1800's, kitchenware and homewares, hand embroidered table cloths and doilies, old wooden toys and puzzles, old games and books, china dolls and collectors ornaments and much more.

The staff were helpful and cheerful. They spend a lot of time walking through the market and assisting anybody with questions or in their search for specific types of items. They are more than happy to give you a hand should you need it.

If you find the very large space and many stalls overwhelming you can take a break part way through your visit and sit for a scrumptious hot drink, cold drink and/or food at one of the onsite cafes (located at every Mill Market)

Sit down in front of the heater on a cold day or sit with a cool drink on a hot day and relax for a while before continuing through the market and your trip down memory lane.

The Mill Markets are open 7 days a week, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm all year round, except for Christmas day. So do pop in and see what the fuss is all about, pick yourself up some treasures and take a stroll through time via the stallholder well-presented and carefully looked after stalls.

They accept EFTPOS, cash or credit card and have gift vouchers available for purchase. A perfect gift for the people you know who have everything or are really hard to buy for.

Delivery is available for larger items (within reasonable distance) at your own expense, just see a manager at whichever store the item/s are in to arrange this.

It is easy to become a stallholder at one of the three amazing Mill Markets, click HERE for more information.

There is also a fantastic addition to the Mill Markets with the markets now being home to Decor Impact. Decor Impact has plenty of life-sized animals, plants and figures for hire or purchase for your special event.

With plenty of them on display, you are able to see them up close and decide if they will be right for your needs. For more information you can also follow THIS link to the website.

The Mill Markets can be contacted via phone or email. For contact details please follow THIS link.

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Why? For all things collectible and antique
When: 7 days a week, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm all year round, except for Christmas day
Cost: See instore
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Oh my goodness, I could get lost in a place like this. Definitely a must for our next trip to Ballarat.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7956) 1489 days ago
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