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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

102 Stawell Street South | Enter next to Eureka Pool and drive down to carpark, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 1800 287 113
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Frightful waste of time.

I live here so I don't have to pay to get in and it is still dreadful. Dated multimedia displays... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
884geneg
via mobile
Great museum.

This little museum is an excellent educational facility and well worth a visit. It houses the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robyn M
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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), is one of Australia's newest museums, located on the site of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat. It is a 1.5-hour drive west of Melbourne. It is a a new style of museum that uses the history and spirit of the Eureka Stockade - a group of young people standing up against injustice- in the beginnings of Australian democracy to be a catalyst for what democracy could look like today for each of us, our friends, families and communities. M.A.D.E is interactive, immersive and a sensory experience. The clever use of the latest digital technology combined with iconic artefacts such as the iconic Flag of the Southern Cross (Eureka Flag) make for a thought-provoking and exciting experience.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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102 Stawell Street South | Enter next to Eureka Pool and drive down to carpark, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 1800 287 113

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live here so I don't have to pay to get in and it is still dreadful. Dated multimedia displays. Tiny gallery. Just dreadful. I have been here three times hoping for more but it just doesn't work.

Thank 884geneg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little museum is an excellent educational facility and well worth a visit. It houses the original Eureka Flag. Rather damaged but restored and preserved as well as possible.More

Thank Robyn M
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Robyn M thank you for visiting and taking the time to review MADE. The Eureka Flag is an extraordinary survivor, an object of such fragility and significance. MADE is proud to be able to house it here and thank you for recommending a visit....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent some time in this museum, gaining an insight into the early gold-mining history of Australia and much more, besides. The presentations included recordings by such people as Martin Luther King, thus putting the Australian experience of developing democracy into a...More

Thank DADD23
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello DADD23 thanks for visiting and taking the time to review MADE, we are very proud to feature the Eureka history side by side with stories of contemporary democracy and to ask our visitors to reflect on democracy's relevance today. Safe travels. with all best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours visiting MADE. Lots of unique history for Australia and democracy. Some very moving stories and interactions. A great place to visit.

Thank Panda1939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good history of early Ballarat and Eureka. Great interactive displays. Fantastic to see the Eureka flag on display.More

Thank Paul F
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello PaulF thank you for coming to visit and taking the time to review MADE, we are very proud to be the custodians of the Eureka Flag on the site of the Eureka rebellion over 160 years ago. The rebellion is a seminal moment is...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wheel chair friendly. Very informative museum telling the story of the foundation of Australian democracy. Also has the original eureka stockade flag. Has a great cafe called salt.

Thank Cheryl L
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello CherylL thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review MADE. Very pleased to hear that you found us to be easily accessible. happy travels Sarah Masters

Reviewed 22 August 2017

We initially came here to view the Eureka Flag but were disappointed to discover that it is actually at the gallery. Disappointing. However the exhibits here are wonderful. Very professionally displayed and family friendly. History well shown.

Thank hbrisbane
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Even when sharing this relatively small museum with several hundred school children you are affected by the issues that troubled Australia during its relatively recent past. Eureka is something that has become more than the sum of it's parts and unfortunately has been adopted by...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative, an absolutely wonderful display. Topped off by staff like Jenny. The history is eye opening

Thank Alan C
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alan C thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review MADE. I will pass on your compliment to Jenny, she will be chuffed! cheers Sarah Masters

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went expecting to learn more about the Eureka Stockade Rebellion of 1854, and we certainly did with all the interactive displays and historical items on display, including the impressive and original Southern Cross flag. What we were surprised to find were the additional displays...More

Thank WoodyandJeanie
MADEBallarat, Chief Executive (acting) at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello WoodyandJeanie thank you for visiting and taking the time to review MADE, very glad you enjoyed your visit and also were able to appreciate other stories in addition to our foundation Eureka story. Thank you again Sarah Masters

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Selina M
18 January 2016|
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Response from Barb T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we went by car. They have plenty of car parking spaces.
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Donna P
24 August 2015|
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Response from MADEBallarat | Property representative |
Hi DonnaP the cost of admission is $12 per adult, $8 per child (over 5) and a family pass is $35. regards Jane Smith Director
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Donna P
24 August 2015|
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Response from Karen Y | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults school-aged children $8 but younger children are free to enter
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