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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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We visited on our way from the High Court to Parliament House. It was interesting by way of a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg C
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Great tour

Any visitor to Canberra really should take in this iconic and historic building that really is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on our way from the High Court to Parliament House. It was interesting by way of a comparison with the current and would appeal to those who have a sense of history and the past. We were in and out in 10 minutes-...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any visitor to Canberra really should take in this iconic and historic building that really is the heart of the Australian nation.

Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating to see how things were. This building is like a window into the past and looks just as it would have when they left it. Guides were friendly and informative

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is ample parking close to the building. Opened in 1927 this building has so much character, some of the offices have been restored to their original state with coats on chairs, cigarettes in ashtrays and papers on tables. Bob Hawke was the last Prime...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although time-restricted to a guided tour of the highlights, we were so impressed with the elegant building and manner of presentation of Federal Government history and workings contained within, that we are inspired and keen to return to see the many other exhibits of interest...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed out visit to Old Parliament House. It was full of nooks and cranneys and full of history. It was interesting to see how parliament was run back in the early days and I really enjoyed the room with all the information of all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For anyone interested in Australian political history this is a must see exhibition, however, it is a bit on the dry side and I wouldn't suggest bringing children for an extended visit. Fascinating material from the archives and the atmosphere in the building is wonderful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit. Well organised and presented. You really get a sense of Democratic history, and walking through the former halls of power is a great experience. You can access almost everywhere of interest in the old Parliament House, including the Prime Minister’s suite,...More

Thank Josh F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit if you are keen to learn about the history of modern Australian politics.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

There is a lot to admire about this museum, starting from the building itself and its history (which, by the way, is well covered by the tour of the building that’s included in the very reasonable admission price). What I loved the most, though, is...More

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