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Museum of Australian Democracy

18 King George Terrace | Parkes, Canberra 2600, Australia
02 6270 8222
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Ranked #8 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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Bendigo, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Important for all to have an understanding of our political history. Our guide Jon was informative & humorous. A truly amazing building and an unusual piece of architecture for its time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was great to travel back in political time to the lovely old parliament house and for $2 entry worth every cent!

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Canberra
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

MoAD is fascinating. You can almost get lost in here exploring the different spaces. You walk into a minister's office, which leads to another office, which leads to a meeting room etc. Most of the rooms you can go in - some you can't, I assume for preservation purposes. Most of the furniture and items in the room can be... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a must see if you have kids around the 8 to 80 years old mark and they do have a play area for smaller ones also which is very cool. Give yourself plenty of time.several talking displays that are interesting

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent displays and lots of history. Why the need for paid parking? Cafe a bit disappointing though.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Based at Old Parliament House, this museum gives you a real insight into Australian parliamentary history. It is a very intimate building and shows very clearly how different parliament was in those days. Small smoking, tea and party rooms, little visitor space and minimal evidence of security. The old PMs' rooms are particularly interesting.

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Townsville, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Loved this museum. Being able to see where our early Prime Ministers made important decisions was such a treat. Went on a guided tour which explained the basics. But then being able to access every part of the old parliament was wonderful. The Press Gallery exhibit was fantastic - you could even record your own interview. The library provided a... More

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Junee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a must for anyone who loves this great country. This place was where the formation of this great country took place. Our guide was superb.

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Berridale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our very first visit to Old Parliament House. The internal building is just beautiful with the floors just stunning to look at - the woodwork completed in this building is stunning. We went on a free tour which took us into the heart of the building as well into the Senate and House Of Reps - we... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Museum is a key foundation in the history of Australian democracy. Well worth the visit and should be preserved at all cost. Take the guided tour - local knowledge is gold!

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