The original Flag of the Southern Cross (the Eureka Flag) from 1854, on display in a purpose built gallery
M.A.D.E at dusk
Kids love the interactive touch screens, packed with information and original documents
State-of-the-art touchscreens tell the story of the Eureka Stockade, from the start of the goldrush through to its affects on contemporary Australian society

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Address: 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350

Phone: 03 5333 0333  |  Freecall: 1800 287 113  


With its foundations located on the physical site of the Eureka Stockade, and the evocative Eureka Flag from 1854 as its centrepiece, M.A.D.E.'s interactive and immersive state-of-the-art exhibitions explore the evolution and future of democracy, looking at culture, civics, history and citizenship.

The role of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation has long been celebrated with local commemorations and memorials. M.A.D.E. presents the story of the Eureka Stockade in the context of the 21st century, and has been curated in collaboration with some of the best Australian and international historians, museum experts and innovative minds.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka explores many concepts: what it means to be an effective, engaged Australian; how to create a more inclusive and connected society in a digital era; how to thrive as a nation through harnessing creativity and energy; and what to offer to a globalised world.

You can stand on the site where young miners bravely stood up for their rights, and contemplate the future roles and directions of Australians.

With interactive exhibits, two formal education spaces, a purpose-built display gallery for the Eureka Flag, theatre that can seat up to 120 people, café, gift shop and outdoor precinct, M.A.D.E is perfect for your next family outing, excursion or corporate event.

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Valid for children 6 to 15 years.



Acceptable concession cards: Carer Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card, Victorian Seniors Card, Health Care Card, International Seniors Card, Overseas University Card, Pension Card, Student Card (Australian or International) and Veteran Affairs Card.



Price includes up to two adults and three children


Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Local directions

Enter via Stawell Street between the Eureka Hall and Eureka Pool. Look for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) signs. Ballarat is only an hour and a half drive west of Melbourne.


  • Bicycle rack
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Interpretive centre
  • Interactive centre


  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Self guided

Opening hours

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10:00am -5:00pm


  • Australian Regional Tourism Network
  • Museums Australia

Disabled access

The museum is fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility.

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