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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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A bit tired

It is an interesting place to visit gathered that it was the Australian parliament house. However... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dodger52
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Wollongong, Australia
A rewarding experience

The Museum at Old Parliament House was just about the highlight of our family's trip to Canberra... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
WF1756
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Melbourne, 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is an interesting place to visit gathered that it was the Australian parliament house. However it is a rabbit warren of a place with displays set up in, what appears, to be random places. It could use a set of good guides but that...More

Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum at Old Parliament House was just about the highlight of our family's trip to Canberra. There was a search for our daughters to do, interactive displays, helpful guides to assist and the experience of sitting down in the old parliamentary chambers. The old...More

Thank WF1756
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited MoAD after general hours to do the ghost tour. The tour was full of facts and very informative. It involved being taken through the museum/old Parliament House with stories in relevant areas. Tour guides were good, with the main one providing his first tour,...More

Thank Ness2319
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old Parliament House is now a museum. $2 entry well worth it. You can see everything behind the scenes. Walk through the Prime Minister's Office, sit in the House of Reps and the Senate Chambers. So much to see here.

Thank OzAnniesTravels
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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