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

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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Sydney
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Looking at Old Parliament House. You will have the House of the Represenatives and Senate. You will learn about all Prime Ministers, Opposition Leaders and functions of government. Highly recommended.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not from Australia but loved this place, it was quiet as we visited in winter, so it felt like we were wandering around somewhere we shouldn't

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Jubail, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This historic building may provide you with a nice insight of history of politics in Australia, which is not much known in the rest of the world. Great permanent expositions and nicely ordered. Worth to visit.

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

Thank you to the volunteer guides who give up their time to share their passion about the history of a beautiful building.

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