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Museum of Australian Democracy

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Address: 18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6270 8222
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Description: Housed in one of Australia’s most-loved buildings, the Museum of...
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 - a must do!

Fabulous experience visiting our old Parliament House, sitting in the members houses and listening to some of the history of what played out there plus visiting the various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fabulous experience visiting our old Parliament House, sitting in the members houses and listening to some of the history of what played out there plus visiting the various members rooms and exploring the exhibits. A favourite and very much a must do in Csnberrs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the Old Parliament House in Canberra. Take the free tour and learn about the founding of the Nation of Australia from a very knowledgeable tour guide. And don't forget to see the Political cartoons on the lower ground floor, lampooning our 'Glorious Leaders The Magna Carta exhibition is also a must see, this place is well worth the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly and welcoming staff, some amazing displays including play things for kids (family friendly) and displaying the best of Australian political cartoons (really funny to see so many in one place). The school program is amazing too - kids get to dress up and role place being in parliament. For a real treat the barrister in the cafe just won... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If like us you enjoy reading the exhibits allow yourself more than 2 hours. Car parking in the area is 2.50 per hour at a maximum of 4 hrs. The inactive displays engaged the teenagers which is always a challenge. Well worth the visit to learn about Australian political history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Needs a bit more spice to it. While Politics are boring at the best of time, there is no need to make the exhibition the same. Would like to see more "old" decisions placed on display showing how Governments of the day came up with legislation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Better known as the 'Old Parliament House', this one of the best value for money and time attractions in Canberra. A gold coin donation gets you in and you can get a buzz out of an hour or half a day. For any history nuts it's a must and you can freely walk through what were very secure executive offices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Really worthwhile to wander thru & see the difference between the old and the new Parliament House. Free tours; videos; make sure you see the office of Prime Ministers (decidedly plain by today's standards). More interesting to adults than children I would think. Easy walking distance from new Parliament House.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Museum of Australian Democracy, which is the old parliament house, is a great place to take the kids on a rainy day. They have a toddler area, and a kids areas, for fun and dress up. Lots to see and do and read. On school holidays, they had a Zine lounge, where kids got to make their own little maga-Zines.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Old Parliament House lives on with the House and Senate chambers open, quite a umber of the offices and parliamentary/press areas able to be entered into, historical exhibitions, participation exhibits and special exhibits such as political cartoons on display. A small admission fee of $2 is required, but well worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Here you get to live and breath the old house and even sit on the same seats as PMs. It is great to tour the old PMs office and cabinet rooms....amazing how small the place is really

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Address: Address: 18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6270 8222
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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