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Museum of Australian Democracy

18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
02 6270 8222
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Ranked #7 of 111 Attractions in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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... more » 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 « less
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Brisbane, Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was an absolutely brilliant place to go when you first arrive in Canberra. Wonderful way to discover how Canberra was designed and built.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The portraits of Australia's Prime Ministers, and the stories of their political and personal lives was fascinating. The display of the best political cartoons of 2013-14 was hilarious !

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is Old Parliament House which now serves as a Museum and it has a very interesting display of many aspects of its former life and the parliamentary life of Australia. We spent quite a while wandering and then had a rest or a sleep in one case in the well-worn benches of the House of Reps ... as many... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is an amazing place for all the answers you may have about Aus history, PLUS you get to see where we started as a nation, for us oldies it brings back memories of school excursions :-) And decor

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited recently with our 3 children looking to kill some time but ended up spending much longer here than anticipated as it was such a fun & interesting experience. I think that this museum is overshadowed by some of the other great museums in Canberra, but it is well worth a visit, particularly for fans of Australian history and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

where it all happened and still echoes the history made there together with excellent displays explaining both historical and contemporary issues of Australian flavoured democracy - and go sit in the courtyard café - v.good coffee and food in the sun on a cold Canberra day - leave yourself 3 hours min for a visit - we loved it.

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Sunshine Coast QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wow, this place has so much history, it was excellent and Campbell the volunteer took us on a personalised tour and told us things that you just wouldn't get by yourself looking around but so worth the experience. Campbell does a great job and was very friendly and informative, don't just go to new Parliament House, this place is excellent... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum offers a fascinating insight into Australian politics and democracy and while it caters to the adults very well, also attracts children. My 11 year old could have spent hours wandering through the various rooms, participating in the interactive displays etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Popped into here on the way to see the new parliament building and ended up staying for a couple of hours. Lots of factual information about Australian PMs plus interesting interactive exhibits about Australian democracy. Shame the building exterior is currently half-clad in scaffold though. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Truly amazing walking around seeing the old parliament house. We tagged onto a tour, and really enjoyed it including sitting in the prime ministers office that overlooked the street and the cabinet room. Well worth doing. The guides are so knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks!

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