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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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More than just political history..............

There was a small entry fee of $2, money well spent. There were so many exhibits to look out, as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SuzyJ47
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Kerang, Australia
Old grand and impressive

It was an interesting walk through our parliamentary history, some of the antics our pollies got up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter M
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Eltham, Victoria, 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 3 weeks ago

There was a small entry fee of $2, money well spent. There were so many exhibits to look out, as well as admiring the architecture and learning a bit about Australia's history generally, not just politically.

Thank SuzyJ47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an interesting walk through our parliamentary history, some of the antics our pollies got up to in their younger days. The working areas, rooms. Yes the Old Building was beautiful I'm very pleased I made the effort.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fascinating as it shows what politicians had to put up with.An interesting place that should be visited by everyone.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so lovely to read and see all the informative collections of the Royal connection. The crown jewelry which was worn in Canberra etc. Our time here was severely spoilt by a hefty parking fine as I didn't see the parking metre outside as...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit. You can sit in the upper or lower house seats and absorb some of the atmosphere. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the prime ministers office knowing the seats we sat in, many important dignitaries had sat in those same seats....More

Thank michandmal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For oldies this place has history- thanks to Paul Keating it was not knocked down. Now tries to please all with various programs for kids. We saw secondary school student performing the Nov 11 1975 debates and tracing the moments we oldies lived through. Great...More

Thank rodgerr539
Reviewed 14 July 2017

And to think I just popped in for the cafe!! What an unexpected gem!! Full access granted, and I mean full - both houses, the cabinet room, prime minster's office, the corridors of power where the horse trading was done, and the beautiful quadrangles where...More

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A hidden gem - the old parliament. Great place to and access to so many parts. Friendly and informative staff. If you are a history buff and interested in Australian politics - go see it!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

As a politics nerd - I found it fascinating. Being able to have such unencumbered access to so much of the old Parliament House is awesome. The place is a labyrinth of rooms that showcase a variety of exhibits. My advice would be to allow...More

Thank parko1983
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great building with woderful views. Guides were able to show you the way. Lots for the children to do. Cafe was good and reasonably price.

Thank Jacky G
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