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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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Step back in time

Wonderful old building where you can really feel history of the place. Visited PM office, Cabinet... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arthur B
A walk back in time

It is not everyday we have the opportunity to visit the past. I felt I had this opportunity... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle A
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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 2 days ago

Wonderful old building where you can really feel history of the place. Visited PM office, Cabinet & Party rooms. I especially enjoyed collection of political cartoons. This is one place to visit in Canberra

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is not everyday we have the opportunity to visit the past. I felt I had this opportunity yesterday at the Museum of Australian Democracy. It is housed in the Old Parliament House in Canberra. The magnificent building was opened on 9 May 1927 by...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family were a bit pushed for time and debated whether to go here. So glad we did. It really is a fabulous place to look through - so much history, and a lovely building. Nominal entrance charge. Definitely include the Old Parliament House in...More

Thank good_advice_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stand on the steps where Gough Whitlam denounced the Governor-General, visit the office of the Prime Minister and imagine Menzies, Whitlam, Fraser, McMahon, Keating & co belting away at their political opponents. Visit the chambers where historic bills were debated and the chambers The Queen...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been in the old Parliament House since it was in operation. What a great experience along with the access to areas that were once only seen from a distance if at all. The volunteer staff were exceptional more than willing to answer...More

Thank nigo75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was mind blowimg and very educating and imteresting at the same time. It seems not many people visit but it a must place to go of you want to know more about the history.

Thank Fairytail91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a modest $2 adult entry fee you can travel back through some of the most significant events in our history. The staff are very knowledgeable and the guided tours are highly informative. The displays are skillfully done and the items on display are interesting.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old building displaying both Australia's good and bad history. Staff were friendly and happy to help. Also a good display of the comical side of politics. Well worth the visit.

Thank Grace d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking outside is only 4 hours and we were there for 5! So much to see, especially if you grew up remembering when our Parliament was in this building. Did the Heritage Kitchen tour which was interesting but probably pitched more at school kids than...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and son. This building is really beautiful inside out. Great history we can see and learn. The architecture is so wonderful and great. A must-see building if you want to learn and see a great piece of Australian history.

Thank Leonardo H
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