M.A.D.E, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
102 Stawell Street South
M.A.D.E is Australia’s newest museum dedicated to democracy.
The role of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation has long been celebrated with local commemorations and memorials.
Three tiers of government – Federal, Victorian and the City of Ballarat – have collaborated with $11.1 million to create M.A.D.E. M.A.D.E’s foundations are the physical site of the Eureka Stockade and the spirit of the uprising. It harnesses the profound Eureka story in the context of the 21st century.
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 will become the catalyst for a new national debate about what Australian democracy should look like and mean to each of us. It will tap into the power of our people and give youth a voice.
We can stand on the site where young miners bravely stood up for their rights, and contemplate our future roles and directions. M.A.D.E will explore many concepts: what it means to be an effective, engaged Australian; how we can create a more inclusive and connected society in a digital era; how we can thrive as a nation through harnessing our creativity and energy; and, what we can offer to a globalised world.
M.A.D.E is an absorbing experience onsite at Eureka, online and through its public programs.
Nothing like this has ever been M.A.D.E before in Australia.