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Museum of Australian Democracy

Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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Australian political history alive

We had overseas visitors from the Maldives and Malaysia who went to 'old parliament house'. They... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rodney Y
Sydney, Australia
Visited here during the Canberra Open House weekend

Fantastic insight to how the pollies lived and worked back before the new Parliament House building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
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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 exhibitions, tours and exhibitions that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore.Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week, except Christmas DayAdmission: $2.00 Adults $1.00 Concession $5.00 FamilyAll exhibitions free after entryAssisted entry available
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Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had overseas visitors from the Maldives and Malaysia who went to 'old parliament house'. They were very impressed particularly with the free tour and the interactive experience in the chambers.

Thank Rodney Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic insight to how the pollies lived and worked back before the new Parliament House building was opened. We relished the more open access to look around the offices and gathering rooms, as well as to sit in those comfy leather chairs

Thank purple_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old parliament is a beautiful building and the museum’s approach has been to preserve the building as it was when ceased being operational. This means visitors get an up-close and hands-on experience rarely available in these types of buildings. Entry is very cheap and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good couple of hours here, wandering around Old Parliament House. There were many interesting points of interest. It was fascinating to look back on how things were in the past. Great place.

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bronze statue of King George V, described as 'Rex Imperator' or king-emperor, stands on a pedestal at the top of the entrance staircase of the Museum. The building's interior transports visitors to the past. History buffs will enjoy a tour of the site.

Thank hoper88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Parliament House, now known as the Museum of Australian Democracy, is well worth a visit. Seeing the old Senate and House of Representatives is fascinating, especially with a guide. The rose gardens on each side are also great to see, as are the tennis...More

Thank GeorginaWilson
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was educational whilst showing how our country was run not that long ago. You are able to walk through the chambers , the prime ministers office and other key areas where many key decisions were made in our nations history....More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Having access to the House Of Representatives and Senate chambers is worth the visit alone, as is the unprecedented access to the rooms and offices where our country's leaders and representatives used to work for many decades. The smell of the old wooden is remarkable....More

Thank jebskulker
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have visited a lot of museums around the world. This ranks in the top few. For anyone remotely interested in Australian history this is a MUST SEE when in Canberra. I had no idea how good this would be - allow...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Recent visit to Canberra had us tripping across old Parliament House. For someone who is not a polical buff I had a great time. Whiled away about 2 hours easily and didn't see all of it. The ushers around are informative and happy to share...More

Thank Allison C
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