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Parliament House

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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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+61 3 6233 2200
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Parliamen House - From the outside

A remarkable building to house the policy makers of the State. A heritage building with great photo opportunities. Take a beer at the nearby hotel and look back at the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A remarkable building to house the policy makers of the State. A heritage building with great photo opportunities. Take a beer at the nearby hotel and look back at the building, then the port that it overlooks.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Guided tours start at 10:00am when Parliament is not sitting otherwise you can sit in the public gallery. Being off season there were only three of us on the tour which was excellent. Our guide gave a very friendly and comprehensive tour and the explainations of how the two different houses work was great. It is free.

Thank 382albert
Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Grand old building its worth a visit when parliament is sitting and enjoying the humorous spectacle during question time.

Thank BoneandBtwo
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

If you want to know what makes a country tick, find out about its system of government. This was an informative tour about the history of democracy and governance of Tasmania, and the bonus was the building and furnishings too. Many thanks for the tour Charles.

Thank mb_phoenix
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

This place is secured like an airport and not welcoming by any stretch of the imagination. The security people look down their nose at you as you walk by and I don't even know if visitors are allowed in.

Thank rosivdapirt101
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Please do note that I'm not writing reviews for the Parliament House but the performance surrounding the Parliament House on Saturdays alongside Salamanca Market deserve credit & applause. Really great performance! Free for all to feel the music! Love it!

Thank Coolman7528
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The best time to visit is Question Time in the House of Assembly when you get into the public gallery but if your local Member will take you on a tour, you'll get to see some of the history, including the dungeons underneath when it was the old Customs House by the water. Their website will tell you when the... More 

Thank Peter J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Went here to the library as part of our conference tour. Lovely helpful staff. Bags go through scanners by security staff.

Thank 936margaretg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

My mum and I went to Hobart's Parliament House while in Hobart. Beautiful place full of history and our tour guide really knew his history. Well worth seeing when in Hobart.

Thank Robyn M
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

A rather historic building that is well worth visiting to see both Houses of Parliament. Entrance fee is no charge so worth taking a look.

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