Culture Victoria

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

102 Stawell Street Ballarat Phone: 1800 287 113 Visit Website

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is located on the historic site of the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, a 1.5-hour drive west of Melbourne.

M.A.D.E is a visitor immersive experience which merges storytelling and objects with digital activation to explore the meaning and tools of democracy in the past and present. The Eureka Story is placed within this democratic theme and context.

With the evocative Eureka Flag as its centrepiece, M.A.D.E’s interactive and immersive exhibitions explore the evolution and the future of democracy – looking at culture, civics, history and citizenship. M.A.D.E has interactive exhibits, two formal education spaces, a purpose-built display gallery for the Eureka Flag, a theatre that seats up to 120, a café, gift shop, all situated within the beautiful Eureka Memorial Gardens.

Our Collection

Over 500 items in the collection that narrate the story of democrcacy and the Eureka events in 1854 on this historic site.