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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 110 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, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Seven Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This building was Australia's first Parliament House We had a very quick visit here, which was a shame but our time was very limited. The staff were excellent and literally let us dash in, take a few photos and dash out again! This is not the way to see this beautifully historic building! From the time you mount the stairs... More

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was great to walk through and just visualise all the PM's that have made some very important decisions in my younger years. The information about our past was fantastic and very informative. A must see while in Canberra

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Step back in time and walk down the halls of memory lane Australia. talk a free guided tour - really explains the nooks and crannies you will miss doing it alone. Also a number of exhibits to meander and take in the federation of Australia. Visit bob hawkers old office - visit the upper and lower houses - must do.

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