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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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There is more than you think at this museum, allow at least 2 hours. The guided tour worth it to tour the building and here some of the early stories of politics. Loved visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is more than you think at this museum, allow at least 2 hours. The guided tour worth it to tour the building and here some of the early stories of politics. Loved visiting the Prime Minister's rooms and seeing the display on the royal visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

As someone who grew up in the 70s in Australia, to be able to walk through old Parliament House at my leisure was a real treat. I found the photos and information fascinating and really well laid out. We walked in to spend 30 minutes and walked out 2 1/2 hours later and I could have stayed for another couple.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Allow plenty of time for this place. It costs $2 per person which is good value for all the information provided. The old Parliament House is like a time capsule - like stepping back in time. It has so much atmosphere - like the people have only just walked out - nothing has changed. I would recommend one of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building; you can wander in nearly all the rooms including the two parliamentary chambers; and as always there were excellent exhibitions and displays to view. There is a fee for entry but it is nominal, $1-$2. A must-see for all tourists, Australian or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Our family of 8 (with children aged 11,9,7,5,3,1) spent 6hrs in this historic old building! The children didn't want to leave! It is more than just a political building although that is obviously it's main purpose - to give you a close-up look at how our country was governed from this building back in its day. It is a total... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been into Old Parliament House before but never past Kings Chamber (the entrance hall). Now that it is a museum it was wonderful to wander the corridors of power and take that step back in time. Take one of the guided tours as the volunteer guides are excellent and full of knowledge and tips about what to wander off... More 

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Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

this place is filled with history, and a must visit for all ages. Has a lot of charm inside and out, and offers in house exhibitions, there is a small fee for entry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A huge congrats to the Old Parliament House team for putting on an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Albeit there were some big crowds, it was well organised and fantastic for the kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited the museum at Old Parliament House for the first time in 2010 and again in 2011. We again visited in 2015 and we were not disappointment!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I never get sick of this place. As well as soaking up the history of the building itself, there are always really thoughtful exhibitions. And no admission charge!

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