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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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

I have visited Canberra many times over the past 50 years but the Museum of Australian Democracy was the highlight of my recent trip. I had limited access to Parliament House on a school excursion in 1967 but today you have practically full run of the building to explore and enjoy past history of Democracy in Australia. We went on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the kids and not knowing what to expect we had no prior expectations. Wandering around the old rooms we all enjoyed this immensely, sitting in offices and media rooms, posing in the old chambers, it was just great. The kids enjoyed the costumes and pretending to reenact scenes from history. What a great place to visit.

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The Summit, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Close to city - easy to drive, easy parking, amazing view ! Was plenty of room for buses while I was there and tourists as well...

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