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“Highlight of our visit!”

Museum of Australian Democracy
Ranked #7 of 220 things to do in Canberra
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Owner description: 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
Melbourne, Australia
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“Highlight of our visit!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is amazing, the sense of history is palpable.There is so much to see and the tour is very informative and then you can wander around yourself and spend as much time as you like seeing and learning about our democratic history. Brilliant!
Lunch in the cafe was lovely too.

Visited July 2014
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Traralgon, Australia
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“A Must Visit - Old Parliament House”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I am old enough to have lived through the later times of this place. To be able to walk those corridors of power is a great thrill. You stand in the Prime Ministers office and cabinet room where so many decisions were made.l

Visited June 2014
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“Interesting but not essential”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

When we went it was free entry otherwise it cost a small fee but for what you see I don't think it's an essential part of canberra. Good to see the old rooms and lower and upper house. There's lots of exhibitions on past prime ministers which was interesting but that's about it. We spent 45 mins there and that was plenty.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but not much there”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Housed in the Old Parliament house you can see the original Senate and House of Representative rooms. A little on the history of parliament and a few artefacts on display. The curent exhibition on display is a series of poitical cartoons, but these had no explanation for the non-native visitor who wasn't familiar with the stories they depicted

Visited June 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Worth a visit on day 2 or 3 of your stay in Canberra”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

As a long time Canberra resident I have visited the museum in its previous guises as a provisional parliament house, the provisional portrait gallery and now as a museum of Australian democracy. It is very well laid out with exhibits and interpretation media. Definitely worth a visit for the political history.

Visited June 2014
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