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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting exhibition

We enjoyed our visit there. Gave us a new viewpoint on a fairly familiar part of Australian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cowra, Nsw
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Quite unexpected

Visited here to find out more about the Eureka Stockade. Really liked the personal stories of... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Longreach, Australia
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum offers many interactive experiences about Australian democracy and its birthplace being the Eureka stockade. Its specially interesting to be able to observe the original southern cross flag close up.

1  Thank jen201865
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it was amazing to see the eureka flag there is little else worthy of mention. The hands on interactive story of eureka was good but very few artifacts and stories.... there is so much more that they could do as it is an amazing...More

1  Thank Grant P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit there. Gave us a new viewpoint on a fairly familiar part of Australian history Interactive exhibits were well done.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums I have visited in Australia! You could spend a day here reading all of the material , or go back and revisit! Excellent interactive displays of such an important part of Aussie history. Nice touch is that locals...More

1  Thank Shane J
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome place with so much information and education regarding the historical event of the Eureka stockade. Small admission fee, cafe onsite.

1  Thank Tiana S
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Being runned by the coucil this meseum was not at my expectations as it should have more items to see.. disappointed with the fact in the room to were the flags were they did not have all the flags of all the countries.. the have...More

Thank Pauline E
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here to find out more about the Eureka Stockade. Really liked the personal stories of people on the goldfields. Would be a great place to bring a classroom of kids to learn about democracy.

1  Thank rowlong
Reviewed 23 May 2018

History presented in a fun way, with interactive screens. The Original Eureka Flag. Excellent staff.

1  Thank lhmagill
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Thought this was very well done. It explained what happened at an important Australian historical event in an interesting and fun interactive way.

1  Thank M11J
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is definitely interactive but it’s disjointed, fragmented. The premise is that the Eurika Stockade is compared with the French Revolution, the end of apartheid, in indépendance of India ... We are located in a Victorian country town in the gold mining region. I...More

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Beck and Steven X
Just wondering if anyone knows why two of the most important & significant democratic "battles" in Australia's history have been completely ignored by this 'Museum'. Singularly one of the most important events EVER to occur in this country in the last 100 years - The History of the Franklin River Campaign 1976 - 1983 - was a Landmark in Australian Environmental and Constitutional History. It also led to the birth of the Australian Greens Political Party. Second but in no ways of less significance was the - The Daintree Blockade, Fight to Save Australia's Tropical Rainforests -Quote "The blockade set off a clash of ideologies: greenies against developers, hippies against the local council, and anarchists against police. In time, the Daintree blockade would help shape the growing Australian Environment Movement". I fail to understand the justification for what is in effect an entire decade, 1980's, of Australia's Democracy being ignored yet they have included references to a fight over the opening of a McDonalds store ? Thank you for your help
6 February 2018|
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Response from Beck and Steven X | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your feedback Peter L, your time in posting your answer is appreciated. I have had initial feedback from the Museum & based upon that & the rhetoric seen in the Museum's feedback to many of the reviews to... More
Selina M
18 January 2016|
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Response from JuliePittard | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bus route that goes out past M.A.D.E you would need a valid myki cardCheck Davis Bus Services Ballarat the Ballarat-Eureka Route 8 will get you to the museum. I do not know how much a taxi would cost... More
Donna P
24 August 2015|
Response from | 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