CHILDREN 5 and Under – Free Entry
6-15 years – $8
15-18 years – $8 (On presentation of student card)
(Minimum 1 adult, minimum 2 children, maximum 5 persons)
SCHOOL PROGRAMS $8 per students (refer to LEARN)
GROUPS Group 10 or more – $8
Group 10 or more (Seniors) – $5
BALLARAT LOCALS Gold coin donation with presentation of local address identification
Applies to postcodes 3350, 3351, 3352, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3358, 3363, 3364
* 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.
Note: Visitors with a Companion Card are entitled to free entry when accompanying their care recipient, on presentation of their card at entry.

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Opening Hours

MADE exhibition and gift shop

Open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm.
We are OPEN for the Easter long weekend..


MADE was excited to launch its new café in November 2017. The café will continue to offer fresh contemporary food to the people of Ballarat and museum visitors. Under the new management team of chef Alan Ryan and manager Meg Boschert.
Follow us on Instagram to receive the latest specials @BallaratMADEcafe.

Open seven days a week*

  • Monday to Friday 10:00am – 3.30pm
  • Weekends 9:30am – 4:00pm

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Tour of MADE Exhibition Space

We run a tour of MADE’s exhibition space daily at 11am.

Getting Here

M.A.D.E is in Ballarat, just off Victoria Street the main road from Melbourne. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes to drive from Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine Airport.

There is also an efficient train service that runs regularly from Southern Cross Station in Spencer Street Melbourne to Ballarat.

Planning your visit to M.A.D.E is easy.


There is free parking on site at M.A.D.E. The main entrance is on 102 Stawell Street, next to the Eureka Pool. If the car park is full, you can park at no charge on Stawell St South, Eureka or Rodier Street and walk around to the main entrance.


M.A.D.E is a pleasant 15-minute bike ride from the Ballarat city centre. Free bike parking is available at the near the M.A.D.E front entrance.


Phone the Ballarat Taxi Co-operative on 131 008.

For online bookings visit Ballarat Taxi Co-operative website.

For out of area bookings phone (03) 5329 0000.


VLine runs trains daily to Ballarat from Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station), Melbourne.

Travel time is around 1 – 1.5 hours.

Ballarat railway station is located in the city centre.

Check with VLine for further details.


Visitors arriving by air into Melbourne can continue to Ballarat by taking the Ballarat Airport Shuttle Bus, which runs a number of daily services. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes.

Bookings are recommended for Ballarat Airport Shuttle Bus.



Bus services operate between Ballarat and most regional centres in Western Victoria.

Check with VLine for further details.

Local bus services to MADE are provided by: