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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 2013
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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is situated in the Old Parliament House, which, in itself, is a fantastic building to look around. Free 45 minute tours are offered which explain the ins and outs of the building. The week I went it was free due to it being 'Heritage' week, but I believe it is only a couple of dollars entrance - good... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was an interesting visit as my partner found out things about the australian political system that they had not previously known. It was a good experience to see the pre computer days set up in the PM's, speakers and back bencher offices. It was great to be able to sit in the senate and house of reps ministers seats.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

You can visit this place regularly and still see new things. $2 entry fee is a real bargain to see our first Parliament House. It's great just to sit in the chambers and imagine what happened there, or to read about our Prime Ministers. And who would have thought that the office of the Prime Minister was as humble as... More

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great guides who are obviously very interested in their subject matter. The place tells its own stories based on your ideas of what went on there in the last 70 years or so

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North Ryde, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I visited this museum after spending time at the new Parliament House just a short walk away and this was awesome! Take a tour with a guide and really experience this old and gracious building. See the Prime Ministers office prior to 1988 and even his bathroom is on show. Juat an incredible visit and so much to see and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

as a person born overseas I found my visit very intresting and of a great education value for me. Great place to spend few hours while in Canberra and learn about Australia- Recomended

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Woronora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

went here expecting to just see the old chambers but I was surprised at what I saw lots of hands on stuff for the kids to do. liked all the queen crowns and suite

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What a fascinating place. Loved the way it has been set out with the radio playing original broadcasts which add to the atmosphere. Didn't realise what a rabbit warren it must have been with all the little rooms leading into the others and see where the Prime Minister's office was etc.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We came to see the brilliant enlightenment event and were wonderfully surprised to see the museum open. The staff were most welcoming even with so many people and children running about. There were a million activities for the kids to do and they learn about the power of protesting. A delightful little bonus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are not too many museums of this calibre where you can get in for $2! If you have time, take the guided tour - about 45 minutes - or just take your time to stroll through the buildings. Some exhibitions, such as the political cartoons from the last election period are fascinating, very clever, poignant and humorous. Pleasant coffee... More

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