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Museum of Australian Democracy

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Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House brings the journey of Australian democracy to life— presenting its past, present and possible futures. Enjoy a range of innovative...more
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Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
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All reviews political cartoons old parliament house press gallery cabinet room bob hawke prime minister gough whitlam step back in time rose gardens rabbit warren guided tour new building entry fee beautiful building great insight magna carta interactive displays
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our volunteer guide provided some insights into the political history of our original parliament. This is a must do when visiting Canberra. The best of Political cartoons were on display during our visit and provided some amusing perspectives of the Canberra bubble!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TerryD3
Reviewed 4 days ago

Australian political cartoonists are so clever at encapsulating a complex issue into a tiny space. This exhibition displays the best from late 2017 through 2018. Don't miss the plates beside each picture. They put the cartoon into context and often explain some of the more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David B
Team_MoAD, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Behind the Lines is one of our favourite exhibitions to put together, so we're ecstatic that you liked it! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're into Australian politics, you must visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. With the Chambers left to represent the 1930s the Museum offers a great insight into the workings of former Australian politicians. The Museum currently has on display an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Museum of Australian Democracy is located in the old Parliament House Canberra. Self guided or guided tours available. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 3.00pm and did not have enough time to see everything Heaps of exhibitions which were all very interesting More than just politics

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dcoops64
Team_MoAD, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibitions! We hope you come back again soon to see the rest of the museum.

Reviewed 6 days ago

So, if you have just been to the new parliament house, you have to visit the museum as it is on the old parliamnet house and gets into the guts of Australian democracy. From federation to now, it takes you through the ups and downs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Damien-and-Sonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great tour with plenty to see and received a mini history lessons and lots of stories. also takes you back in time to an era well gone. Being able to walk around and take photos in both houses was superb. Also the prime...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family visit. Had not been there for some years. Historical displays very impressive and informative. Child-friendly play areas are a bonus. Excellent rose gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colinoskapee
Team_MoAD, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your return visit after many years. We hope we will see you back again soon! - Team MoAD

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really felt proud to be an Australian today when we walked through and did a tour of the old Parliament House. So much history and memories of time gone by. Walked the passages and sat in rooms where some great leaders have put their footprint...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Team_MoAD, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the history! We hope to see you again soon. - Team MoAD

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canberra doesn'r have alot of 'old' stuff (having commenced in 1913). The Old Parliament House gives you a really good sense of Australia's history. For a gold coin donation, it is the best and cheapest way to spend a few hours in Canberra. Go to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank capital6
Team_MoAD, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. - Team MoAD

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mrushs
29 July 2018|
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Hi, there's actually a kids area full of different activities for children - called PlayUP, which has changing craft activites with has facilitated hours with staff members and is really engaging.
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5 July 2018|
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Response from NZer_101 | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine this museum being too interesting for youngsters unless you turn it into a 'lesson' with your own stories or generating discussion on the topics covered, eg the Aboriginal tent embassy out front. For adults... More
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RuthA1198
18 May 2018|
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