VICTORIAN governor Alex Chernov has stopped in Ballarat for the weekend to visit some of the city's famous sites including the new Made centre
Touring with his wife Elizabeth, Mr Chernov yesterday took in the colour of Her Majesty's Theatre and later visited the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka which he approved of.
"I think I need more time there because it such an overwhelmingly informative place, it's fabulous. We enjoyed that very much," he said.
During the tour of Ballarat he also presented certificates to some of the children who took part in the callisthenics competitions at the Royal South Street competitions.
He said the children performing at Royal South Street made him feel "very unfit".
Performers Tea Ayling said the governor asked them if they enjoyed callisthenics.She said she liked callisthenics because "you get to be with your friends and have a good time".
During his visit, Mr Chernov also visited the Botanic Gardens, Gold Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat.
He said a treasured memory from this tour of the Town Hall was a viewing of the "Legislative Assembly 1896" painting which resides there.