Parliament House
Parliament House
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Rachelle
    48 contributions
    Beautiful Timber through out
    Well worth a visit. The Library alone is worth going to see but closed Mondays. The Timbers used throughout the building are magnificent. Speakers corner a coffee shop atthe back on ground level is worth a stop everything is made on the premises and the view out to the Harbour Magnificent. Just before leaving pay a visit to the Tactile Arts shop, all locally made merchandise, by local Artists.
    Visited February 2022
    Written 26 December 2022
  • MelbourneTed
    Surrey Hills, Australia90 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Such an informative and interesting tour, and I enjoyed spending more time afterwards exploring the building (including the library). Visiting Parliament House ended up being an unexpected highlight of my stay in Darwin. There are self-guided walking tour brochures available at the entrance.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    Parliament House
    Parliament House is Australia's newest Parliament House and opened by Governor-general Bill Hayden on February 19, 1942. It was the old Post office and 10 people died in 1942 when bombed by the Japanese in August 1942 during World War 11, There is a plaque on the floor It is in 15 Mitchell Street. The NT Library is to the left and lets you print up to 20 pages free.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,777 contributions
    Where the laws originate!
    I'd rate the Parliament Building itself only three stars. It's bright, clean, modern and attractive, but not really outstanding. But, it also houses the Northern Territory Library, which is great (I wrote a separate review for it and rated it with four stars).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,777 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I'd rate the Parliament Building itself only three stars. It's bright, clean, modern and attractive, but not really outstanding. But, it also houses the Northern Territory Library, which is great (I wrote a separate review for it and rated it with four stars).
Written 30 September 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Parliament House is Australia's newest Parliament House and opened by Governor-general Bill Hayden on February 19, 1942. It was the old Post office and 10 people died in 1942 when bombed by the Japanese in August 1942 during World War 11, There is a plaque on the floor It is in 15 Mitchell Street. The NT Library is to the left and lets you print up to 20 pages free.

Written 25 September 2023
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Woodgee3
Bundaberg, Australia42 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Tour guide Leanne is very knowledgeable. The tour took in more than just Parliament House, but included history of Darwin and how history and First Nation people form part of the house
Written 24 September 2023
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
The reason you visit here is to see the displays in the library, an interesting collection of Darwin history, with a couple of video presentations. Pity the cafe has not been open this year, as it’s lovely to sit in the garden by the fountain and enjoy the atmosphere.
Written 6 September 2023
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MelbourneTed
Surrey Hills, Australia90 contributions
Aug 2023
Such an informative and interesting tour, and I enjoyed spending more time afterwards exploring the building (including the library). Visiting Parliament House ended up being an unexpected highlight of my stay in Darwin. There are self-guided walking tour brochures available at the entrance.
Written 14 August 2023
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Relax559297
Mount Gambier, Australia45 contributions
Jul 2023
We did a self guided tour. It was easy to follow and we enjoyed looking at everything we were guided to. What a beautiful building.
Written 9 July 2023
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elizabethwatt1
Greenethorpe, Australia10 contributions
Jun 2023
We went just to have a look at the old PO bombing site but this building is stunning and full of interesting things to look at and read. Steeped with history of the NT, needed a few hours to fully look through the library as well.
Written 20 June 2023
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Visited on Tuesday 2nd May. Just had a look around the outside of the building, impressive and gardens well maintained..
Written 16 June 2023
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Judith P
Geelong, Australia254 contributions
May 2022
Just a short walk from our hotel. Was good to see where all laws are made for NT. Nice grounds. opposite park and easy to find.
Written 25 January 2023
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Rachelle
48 contributions
Feb 2022
Well worth a visit. The Library alone is worth going to see but closed Mondays. The Timbers used throughout the building are magnificent. Speakers corner a coffee shop atthe back on ground level is worth a stop everything is made on the premises and the view out to the Harbour Magnificent. Just before leaving pay a visit to the Tactile Arts shop, all locally made merchandise, by local Artists.
Written 27 December 2022
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