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Eureka Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great piece of Australian history

Very interesting reading all about the Eureka stockade and the event surrounding it. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Very Informative

What a wonderfully informative place the Eureka Centre is. I thought I knew all about it from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leigh C
Nowra, Australia
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The Eureka Flag is housed on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. Formerly known as the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, the Eureka Centre is being re-imagined for...more
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102 Stawell Street South | Enter next to Eureka Pool and drive down to carpark, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 0333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting reading all about the Eureka stockade and the event surrounding it. Unfortunately a small part of the centre was still being renovated.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderfully informative place the Eureka Centre is. I thought I knew all about it from school, however this visit showed me how much is not passed on. I would recommend this attraction to anyone visiting Ballarat. There is a very nice cafe on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told by our tour bus driver, that the centre had been closed because of lack of interest, but fortunately we went there anyway and found it to be open, and very interesting and engaging. Yes, there had been a time in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Melbournegreynomads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here yearly and was a little shocked to find the restaurant taken over by new people. This was a little sad as the previous cafe had Indigenous flavours. I was left feeling a little unsure as to how the new direction...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Stopped off to finish off the long weekend. Playground was well wlecome in getting some energy burt off the kids before we went inside. Have a 6yr old who was a little board not alot to keep them engaged. Old kids enjoyed reading all about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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EurekaCentre, Manager at Eureka Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Hello Thank you for visiting the Eureka Centre I'm sorry to hear your were overcharged when purchasing the family pass. The cost of the Family Pass is, as your mentioned, $18, not $20. I am investigating what may have occurred and will update our systems...More

Reviewed March 6, 2019

There were a few things that we liked about the Eureka Centre: 1. Excellent wheelchair accessibility 2. Small on-site cafe that hit the spot 3. Gardens and playgrounds for children to run around in 4. Children's activity table so grown ups could pay attention to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank keepmeprivate
Reviewed February 15, 2019

A pleasant surprise to find this lovely cafe. The coffee was first class as was the raisin toast. Especially friendly and welcoming to children.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank DavidBursonThomas
Reviewed February 3, 2019

The Eureka flag is very big. The event itself was part of a much larger concern, and doesn't appear to be as decisive on its own as it is purported to be. The presentation is very good.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Flight2012
Reviewed January 25, 2019

This modern museum offers excellent value highlighting the background to the Eureka Stockade with various touch screen displays and featuring the original Eureka flag.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank tc1509
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Whilst no longer titled MADE the Eureka Centre remains open. Out of curiosity - as a local so I could advise others, I drove past and realised the centre and cafe were still open. I then read it was being re-imagined.But is not well advertised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Just wondering if anyone knows why two of the most important & significant democratic "battles" in Australia's history have been completely ignored by this 'Museum'. Singularly one of the most important events EVER to occur in this country in the last 100 years - The History of the Franklin River Campaign 1976 - 1983 - was a Landmark in Australian Environmental and Constitutional History. It also led to the birth of the Australian Greens Political Party. Second but in no ways of less significance was the - The Daintree Blockade, Fight to Save Australia's Tropical Rainforests -Quote "The blockade set off a clash of ideologies: greenies against developers, hippies against the local council, and anarchists against police. In time, the Daintree blockade would help shape the growing Australian Environment Movement". I fail to understand the justification for what is in effect an entire decade, 1980's, of Australia's Democracy being ignored yet they have included references to a fight over the opening of a McDonalds store ? Thank you for your help
February 6, 2018|
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Response from BeckandSteven | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your feedback Peter L, your time in posting your answer is appreciated. I have had initial feedback from the Museum & based upon that & the rhetoric seen in the Museum's feedback to many of the reviews to... More
Selina M
January 17, 2016|
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Response from JuliePittard | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bus route that goes out past M.A.D.E you would need a valid myki cardCheck Davis Bus Services Ballarat the Ballarat-Eureka Route 8 will get you to the museum. I do not know how much a taxi would cost... More
Donna P
August 23, 2015|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi DonnaP the cost of admission is $12 per adult, $8 per child (over 5) and a family pass is $35. regards Jane Smith Director