Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

M.A.D.E is Australia’s newest museum dedicated to democracy. It opened on 4 May 2013 and has already attracted more than 10,000 visitors through its doors.

M.A.D.E's foundations are the physical site of the Eureka Stockade and the spirit of the uprising. The role of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation has long been celebrated with local commemorations and memorials. M.A.D.E is designed to harness 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 is the catalyst for a new national conversation about what Australian democracy could look like and mean to each of us. It taps into the power of our people and gives youth a voice. We can all stand on the site where young miners bravely stood up for their rights, and contemplate our future roles and directions. 

M.A.D.E explores 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 absorbing experience onsite at Eureka, online and through its public programs.

Nothing like this has ever been M.A.D.E before in Australia.

To learn more about the 'making of M.A.D.E', watch Curator Eithne Owens and Project Director Katherine Armstrong in their presentation at the M.A.D.E YOU THINK speaker series which launched at M.A.D.E opening weekend in May 2013.

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