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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 wonderful use for the old building

This wonderful museum is engaging and informative. Our family all rated it as one of the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Old Parliment New Museum

Our first Parliament house has been turned into the museum of democracy and one doesn't have to be... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Old Parliament House 18 King George Tce | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 8222
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This wonderful museum is engaging and informative. Our family all rated it as one of the highlights of our Canberra visit. Being able to get up close to things (sitting on the front bench in the House of Representatives, looking through the "spy hole" to...More

Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our first Parliament house has been turned into the museum of democracy and one doesn't have to be politically minded or even interested in politics but anyone interested in history will find this a brilliant place to visit. You can feel the ghosts of the...More

Thank ironsideMelbourne
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It was like stepping back in time. Right back into the 70's. Original decor of that era, which was interesting in itself. Really lovely architecture, history and the Menzies exhibit. My boys were totally amused by the old style telephones. Worth visiting.

Thank Gabster_8
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Magnificent old building of past era. Decor & furnishings are well cared for. Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide who took us through many rooms in the building. Menzies exhibition was on Which was fantastic.

Thank Lyngra2
Reviewed 19 September 2016

great way to showcase the history in its real way, can see things how they were. amazing building as well, very impressive.

Thank ewf191
Reviewed 19 September 2016

What amazed me the most was the accessibility of the old Parliament House to the public. It seemed to me that Australian politicians were much more closely connected to the people than they are in other western democracies. It was refreshing. It was also fascinating...More

Thank jawhiskeyman
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very interesting visit to our old Parliament House. The rooms have been cleverly styled to match the eras represented. Lots of motion-activated sounds and interactive features.

Thank Jools3137
Reviewed 13 September 2016

we travelled to old parliament house after doing Parliament house up the hill someways. The history of the building was the most surprising aspect of the tour, the tour guide was fabulous with lots of little asides, well worth waiting for the tour guide to...More

Thank brownmorella
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent way to spend a couple of hours. Great exhibits, interesting history as you walk through a time capsule. We did a guided tour, which ended up just my husband & me, so it was very personalised. Anyone interested in politics, architecture, or Australian history...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took my teen son to the museum as he had a project to do. So I wasn't exactly enthused to go but once I stared to read and listen on what had happened in the House, I grew more and more interested. I thought...More

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MoADOPH, General Manager at Museum of Australian Democracy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. We hope to see you again soon!

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