Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), Ballarat, Victoria

Opening on the 4th May 2013, M.A.D.E is a new museum dedicated to democracy located at the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, just 105 kilometres north-east of Melbourne.

“The battle of Eureka is a highly contested historical event that has provoked debate and discussion for more than 150 years.

The youthful colony’s struggle for democracy exploded with the 1854 gold miners’ uprising. The heroic stand by young people from many countries was a flashpoint on the path to a new nation.”


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Interactive displays

M.A.D.E contains a range of interactive exhibitions that look at the evolution of democracy in Australia from the days of the Eureka Stockade and provides reflection of democracy across the world.

With the original Eureka Flag on display, M.A.D.E’s poses the question about the future of democracy in Australia and how we can use the Eureka as an example of the power of people to help influence change.

I particularly enjoyed the exhibition looking at the key elements to some of the greatest speeches in history as well as the interactive display on how to influence change.

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OPENING HOURS: 10:00am-5:00pm daily (There is also souvenir shop and café on site).

ADMISSION COST: Adults= $12.00; Children and Concessions- $8.00, Family Pass- $35.00

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