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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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Excellent historical place to visit

This is a well-preserved historical look into Australia's Political past. Tour guides are very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
National nostalgia

The tours are necessary to pick up on the ghosts of Parliaments past. Don't miss the yearly... read more

Reviewed 3 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
+61 2 6270 8222

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-preserved historical look into Australia's Political past. Tour guides are very helpful and friendly. They are all very knowledgeable about Australia's political history as well. Be careful not to venture across the road to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, as I saw drugs,...More

Thank b121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tours are necessary to pick up on the ghosts of Parliaments past. Don't miss the yearly refreshed newspaper cartoon on the lower level. Great if low angle view from the coffee shop patio.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So nothing to do with the history or quality of this attraction except to say I stopped here to use the bathroom. Staff was very friendly and didn't seem to mind hitting up the restroom was my only reason for entering. They politely pointed me...More

Thank leisure9traveler83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small donation step back in time - I felt like I was back in the 70's with a well documented feel for Parliament in the old days.

Thank 62christinad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very well maintained location. Very interesting exhibition and provides an excellent insight into Australia's political past. Highly recommended.

Thank Shane12734
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Brimming with interesting things to see and look at. Soak up the history and stories. Wonderful to see so many original items and settings where the Australian story was written. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Museum of Australian Democracy which is the old Australian Parliament House. The great thing about it is that once you enter you can just walk around yourself through all the different rooms - even the old Prime Minister office and...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lots of different parts to this museum, highlighting different aspects of our national history. We enjoyed the exhibition detailing the royal visits over the years.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The place was erected in 1928 and extended over the years to make it more usable and useful. We went on a guided tour which is a must to fully understand the workings of Australian Democracy. The guide was exceptional and provided great explanations. If...More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great place to wander around. Now that the building is no longer a working Parliament building, you have much more freedom to wander around compared to the new Parliament House. In particular to see the Old Prime Ministers office and surrounding rooms. Currently there is...More

Thank Konrad M
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