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Parliament of New South Wales: Tours & Tickets

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A visit to the Parliament of NSW provides a rare opportunity to explore a significant 19th-century historic site while observing the workings of democracy in a modern Australian parliament. The Parliament of NSW is housed in one of the buildings...more
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Parliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice blend of the original parliament building with a more modern Brutalist extension. Small albeit interesting chambers (one red, the other green). Tip, when parliament is sitting, access is restricted to the visitor galleries. So check before you go.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nick164
Reviewed 17 September 2019

The location of Parliament House is easy to get to. There is a lot to see and read so take your time. Interesting to learn again the history of our government. Worth a visit if you want to catch up on some history!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

I often visit NSW Parliament House either for meetings or to just check the art displays, have a coffee or indeed a light snack. Anyone visiting or living in Sydney should make a point of stopping and taking time to look around what is an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Greg B
Reviewed 24 June 2019

A lot of effort required to go through similar security to an airport. Some nice artwork and interesting history all set in a lovely old sandstone building.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Drew M
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Have a look at Parliament House. Need to go through security first. Very intresting old and new buildings. Worth a visit they do have a guided tour and it’s free.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Parliament is not sitting at the moment so a good time to visit as it means you can get into the legislative chamber. I have been before about 10 years ago and came mainly for the excellent emotive display about the Anzacs and the contribution...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

This two-storey colonial style sandstone building is one of the two surviving wings from the original permanent general hospital which was established to deal with epidemics of dysentery, smallpox, scurvy and typhoid which arrived with the first immigrants. General Macquarie funded construction of the new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Afternoon tea wasn’t in the Strangers Dining room for some reason, we were moved to another room down the corridor which was a little disappointing. Perhaps we should have read up on it more beforehand but we we expected to have the afternoon tea in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

The truth is not as serious that as it is possible to deduce it from the title. The building contractors built the parliament, that original function was a hospital- in exchange for the monopoly of rum transport. Later on, one part of this building became...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were just passing by and thought we'd pop in and have a look, we had some tea and scones at the Parliament cafeteria then the tours had ended we begged the guard to please please please let us have a peek, he went asked...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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