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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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Good history lesson.

Awesome place with so much information and education regarding the historical event of the Eureka... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiana S
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Pakenham, Australia
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Disappointed

Being runned by the coucil this meseum was not at my expectations as it should have more items to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pauline E
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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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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Tiana S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

MADE as a business entity is finished, however council have taken over the running of the building. There are still the digital displays to learn about the events, and the Eureka Flag. There is no longer a curator, and all but three of the staff...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Missed see this on our visit four years ago only to find it is due to close. A great display of democratic events from around the world. And the Eureka flag is spectacular. Hope it is not left dormant for long.

Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Much had changed since the last time I visited the Eureka Stockade. Someone put a museum on the place and now you have to pay to get inside ($12/person). Did you also know that the Federal Government has rules and regs re the flying of...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We like history, so enjoyed this exhibition. School kids were visiting at the same time and the staff couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome at the same time. The coffee shop was nice too

Thank Eleanor H
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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
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Selina M
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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
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Donna P
24 August 2015|
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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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