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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 had a very knowledgable guide Janice, who spent valued time with us explaining and giving us a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kemp23
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Horsham, Australia
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Excellent presentation

Having not been to Canberra for 20 years, and having visited Old Parliament House when about 6 or 7... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, 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 5 days ago via mobile

We had a very knowledgable guide Janice, who spent valued time with us explaining and giving us a fabulous insight to this wonderful old building. We really enjoyed our time there, both with the tour and also wandering around on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Kemp23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been to Canberra for 20 years, and having visited Old Parliament House when about 6 or 7 (55 years ago), my friends and I recently visited what is now the Museum of Australian Democracy. The old building had been beautifully maintained and restored,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating piece of Australian political history. Old Parliament House only requires a gold coin entry, and an hour or two, but you get to walk the halls, visit the PM's old office, and House of Rep and Senate, and with walk many old political ghosts....More

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old parliament building or Museum of Australian Democracy as it's now known, is located 500 metres down from the Australian parliament. It's full of history and gives you a feeling what it might have feel like to be an Australian politician in the past....More

Thank Viljami T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Americans sometimes think we have the monopoly on democracy. This museum, in the old parliament building, presents the history of democracy beautifully, in interactive form accessible to everyone. We visited on a winter afternoon and were delighted to watch school classes learn and experience this...More

Thank Marshal G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfull building. Great that the old parliament house is turned into a democracy museum (having been the protrait gallery before). Really nice to see, especially with kids.

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is actually the former parliament house of Australia.. but well worth a visit... the politicians moved out in the mid 1980's but the curators have set up the offices as if they only left yesterday... it is amusing and gives a real feel of...More

Thank hornhardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this place more then Parliament House. As here there is so much history and you go into the offices that are left how they were back in the days. A must see.

Thank philba890
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fascinating. It is all still there. I'm Old Parliament House. Sit in Bob Hawke's PM office, the House of Reps and Senate Chamber as well as the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Thank GreenBean99
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There are some very interesting items on display in here considering it is the OLD parliament house of Australia. I wouldn't say it is as mind blowing however as the Australian War Memorial. It is however IMHO far more interesting than new parliament house. Take...More

Thank lois g
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