Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
Corner of Eureka & Rodier Streets, BALLARAT
Phone: 1800 287 113
M.A.D.E, Australia’s newest museum will open in May 2013 on the site of the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, a 1.5-hour drive west of Melbourne.
It is a digitally-immersive, state-of-the-art museum that has been curated in collaboration with some of the best Australian and international historians, museum experts and innovative minds. It will harness the profound Eureka story in the context of the 21st century.
With the evocative 158-year-old 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 feature high-end, technical 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 and an outdoor precinct.
200 plus items will be on exhibition including the iconic Eureka flag and other artefacts that narrate the story of Democracy.