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Parliament House

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Address: Paliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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High Tea at Parliament House

Lovely food and the scones were fabulous. The waitress Pippa was very professional and friendly. Staff were excellent and well trained. The setting was stunning and the china... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and the scones were fabulous. The waitress Pippa was very professional and friendly. Staff were excellent and well trained. The setting was stunning and the china was unique and lovely.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck minutes ago (please refer to my earlier review of this place here too) and passed by this State Parliament House! Well, we have just visited... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited as part of the Sydney Open event and found the building very interesting - both relating to its history as part of the Rum Hospital and its current use. We were able to see both chambers of parliament and a number of other rooms. The library was particularly impressive

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Thank Madalyn H
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is quite nice and there is an interesting art piece in the middle of the floor, once you get past the entrance. There is also nice art hanging on... More 

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Thank Lady4Evermore
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

many of the good spots are not accessible to public. THe fell of hte history of hte place is there though. Nice building

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

While I remember the days you could just walk up the stairs, sadly it is not the case anymore. Today there is full security check as a result of the sign of the times. However, at all points that required personal interaction or 'moments of truth' I felt assured that Parliament House staff where amenable and conscious of their visitor... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

We didn't realise that you could go in and have a look around parts of Parliament House. It's worth a quick look around, even though you ca only see parts of it, there is a lot of history here and some interesting things. Rub shoulders with your favourite politicians as they come and go from the debates.

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Lahore
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

we never imagined that they would let us in.it was such a lovely experience and what a decor and lovely furniture .i wish i could have taken pictures .there was a function so we were not allowed to go everywhere.we listened to the session in progress.

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British Columbia
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

The main reason for visiting Parliament House is to discover the interesting history of the building as it was originally part of the Sydney Hospital during the time when convicts were sent to the area from England.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Security measures taken before entry is excellent. If you are interested in the history of the parliament, this is the place to be. There's also a cafe for visitors. There's a corner dedicated to the Australian aborigines where their art and culture is displayed.

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