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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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As well as finding the old Parliament House interesting for the history, the now Australian Museum... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Chris W
Melbourne, Australia
Full of history...worth a visit.

If you are from that era its great to see where a lot of history was made with Australian politics... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Guy B
Sydney, New South Wales, 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
+61 2 6270 8222
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

As well as finding the old Parliament House interesting for the history, the now Australian Museum of Democracy regularly has annual political cartoons and again they are great. In february 2017 is a very good visual history of ant-apartheid demonstrations that I was involved in...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are from that era its great to see where a lot of history was made with Australian politics. They only charge a small entry fee so well worth the time to go. Heaps to see and also a few things for the kids...More

1  Thank Guy B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This building has an amazing feel to it. There is a lot of woodwork in there and it has a lovely old worldly feel to it. You need to spend at least 2-3 hours in there. They have free tours. There is also an entry...More

1  Thank ornella t
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The old parliament house is well worth visiting as it provides a snapshot of our early political history. Most rooms seem accessible so you can see the old parliamentary offices, prime ministers offices and those of the opposition. The decor is obviously well dated but...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This attraction was far, far, far more than initially expected. Our intention was to visit the downstairs exhibition (which we did -- but then spend some solid hours actually exploring the venue. Absolutely Intriguing... Hidden corridors, secret offices, makes the imagination run wild. Signage, commentary...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We spent a nice couple of hours taking a behind-the-scenes tour, plus the kids did an adventure trail and ended up playing in the Play Up rooms and then had a hilarious time in the dress-ups room. This is a really nice family outing if...More

Thank Lets Go Mum R
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was a really fascinating insight into how government operated before the new Parliament House. Small and pokey with severe space restrictions, all the original furniture and equipment is there (check out the Bakelite light switches!) The staff and guides were very friendly and passionate...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went there with friends to view the exhibition of political cartoons - always a real treat every year; and this year's selection was probably the best ever, so we all enjoyed many laughs. Our friends hadn't visited OPH before, apart from one who was on...More

Thank awpursey
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I found a visit to the Old Parliament House much more interesting than the new! For only a gold coin it's a really interesting and cheap way to while away a few hours. Australian political history is well displayed and in some areas it's almost...More

Thank Calinoz49
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was a great way to see the workings of the original parliament house. It is fascinating to see the inside of the very small rooms, the old typewriters, cardigans and coats on the backs of chairs, the tiny press gallery area, and the minute...More

Thank Barbara B
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