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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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Really enjoy this experience. It's wonderful how the old rooms are set up with period telephones, typewriters etc. Another must do in Canberra

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoy this experience. It's wonderful how the old rooms are set up with period telephones, typewriters etc. Another must do in Canberra

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We always have to visit Old Parliament House when our granddaughter comes to visit us from interstate for her school holidays. She loves doing the discovery trail. This time all about the press gallery, great fun. as well as the outdoor discovery trail about the birds found around OPH, in particular Stanley, the blue wren. For which we got a... More 

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Drouin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit to remember how democracy first started in Australia. The crammed rooms the politicians used, the old office equipment remind us of what it was like not so long ago! Take your time to visit the rooms where you can read about this important bygone era. A slice of history that has been well... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Informative exhibits mixed in with visiting actual rooms of old parliament house include the senate and house of reps chambers, prime ministers office.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Loved the "Old Parliament House". The displays it had in there, you felt like you were part of a Parliament day. So many historical items in there, highly recommend.

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Love this place! History of Australian democracy with the walls holding a thousand stories. The journo's room were especially interesting. Make sure you take a guided tour - the guides will tell you lots of inside stories of when parliament was in session.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a striking building which houses the ghosts of Australia's early years of democracy. The building is a lovely low slung building almost early British Raj in looks. Lots of windows, polished floors - almost like a large private club. The historical collection is very interesting without being demanding. Fascinating to see where so many momentous decisions were made.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Recently enjoyed an outing with three children and three adults. Inquire about activities for children and you can get access to press packs to entertain the children, and focus your tour through Old Parliament House. There are also great children's activity rooms for a bit of time out. A good facility to get an understanding of Australia's political history.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a great visit and was much bigger and more informative than I was expecting. Walking through the offices and seeing where some of our great politicians worked was fascinating and it seems like going back in time when you go into the two chambers. Funny to think it was still in use in the 80's. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Going to the "old" parliament house is very similar to going to Winston Churchills War Rooms in London. They have kept the furniture as it was in the day and it gives you a great insight as to how the Prime Minister worked especially with all his support staff. There is a 45 minute tour to take and this is... More 

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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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